Oakfield Grange #414

No longer exists
89 Ridge Rd., Oakfield, Maine

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Description 

Criterion A: Social History, Politics and Government, Entertainment and Recreation Over the years the town of Oakfield has slowly lost both its agricultural economy and significance as a rail center, but the Oakfield Grange continues to offer a tangible link to this Southern Aroostook town’s historical development during the late 19th and 20th century. This large structure, with its decorative hall and stage and ample dining facilities, was built by the local members of the Patron’s of Husbandry during a period that witnessed a marked increase in farming activities in the County and a rapid increase in the town’s economic development. This period also coincided with the peak of the Grange’s strength and maturity. Historically and currently, the Oakfield Grange is an important and significant structure at the heart of this community, having been home to fraternal, educational, and civic functions since its construction, as well as historically serving as the only venue in town large enough to host a continual slate of fairs, performances, special events, and recreational activities.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 4, 2006
Reference number
06000920
NR name
Oakfield Grange, #414
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival
Areas of significance
Social History; Politics/Government; Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Meeting hall; Auditorium
Current function
Meeting hall
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant years
1906; 1941; 1945

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