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."    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.

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.