Thursday, June 20, 2013

Old Grange Buildings Are Still Around


"The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also known as The Grange, is a fraternal organization in the United States which encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture. The Grange, founded after the Civil War in 1867, is the oldest American agricultural group with a national scope."
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grange_Hall_buildings-    Thank you Wikipedia!

This Grange building sits on Salem Grange Road.  It is a century building, I believe, though I still have not found out much about its history.  Markings on it from United Local are from 2002 though, as that is when my son David was in school there.  I never did find out what FEMTAN meant.  Hmmm.....
There are a lot of old grange buildings around.  I would love to know more about this one.  Actually I would love to go inside and take some pictures...  I did get one of the inside through a window.
So, I am looking for any history about this building that might be known out there.  When it was built, any cool things that might have happened here, anything like that.  ghosting12@yahoo.com



And in case you are wondering, Yes, the lady in the window got me.  I thought someone was up there looking down at me for a second. 

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