Gile, Asa, Hall

8 Old Kents Hill Road, Readfield, Maine

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1832 Asa Gile Hall, Readfield, Maine

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Description 

In 1860 a second floor was added to this brick schoolhouse near Readfield Corner. This addition served as a community hall where town's people enjoyed dances, live theater and movies. Renovations were made possible through the generosity of Asa Gile, and the building was aptly named Asa Gile Hall in his honor. Elementary school grades 6-8 were held downstairs until 1955 at which time it became the new location for the Town Hall and Readfield Community Library. The upstairs fell into disrepair, and had not been used for many years. In the 1980's the Library was moved to the Eaton House, also known as the Readfield Community House, where it had been located originally. In 1997 Asa Gile Hall has been remodeled again both up and down. The town offices remain on the first floor, and the upstairs will be used once again for community meetings.

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19th Century (37,747)
Built 1832 (187)
Built during 1830s (2,706)
City hall (825)
Kennebec County, Maine (154)
Maine (1,864)
Open to the public (3,145)
School (5,083)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2014: Updated by Brian Bartlett: Alphabetized listing
  • March 28, 2014: Updated by Brian Bartlett: Alphabetized listing
  • March 5, 2014: Added by Brian Bartlett

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