Friday, November 15, 2013

Photo Friday ~ The Wattannick Grange, Hudson, New Hampshire

Wattannick Grange Hall, No. 327
This building was originally the Hudson, New Hampshire Town Hall, built in 1857.  According to the book Hudson, New Hampshire by Laurie A. Jasper, Acadia Publishing, 2000, page 24 "The Wattannick Grange began holding meetings in the building in 1921.  The original organization split in two, and Hudson Grange number 11 held meetings near the Bridge area of town.  The Town of Hudson sold the building to the Wattanick Grange for a small sum in 1963, and the Grange continues to use the building."

The Wattannick Grange Hall is located on 327 Windham Road, Hudson, New Hampshire, across the street from the former site of Benson's Wild Animal Farm and Zoo.   Just behind the Grange Hall you can see the remnants of the former Boston and Maine Railroad track bed.  In the past, residents of the area could often see exotic animals being paraded from the nearby train station to Benson's, which opened in 1924 and was closed in 1987.

Click below for a 2011 post about the two Grange Halls in Londonderry, New Hampshire 

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