Hancock Meetinghouse renovations find support
The fundraiser sub-committee plans to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the town office.Committee member and architect David Drasba got the ball rolling a few years back when he sought and received an LCHIP grant to study the building, said committee member and pastor of the Hancock Congregational Church Judy Copeland.
Updates to the electricity and heating systems are also planned as well as handicapped accessible bathrooms and a platform lift to replace the chairlift that helps people up the curved stairway and into the church sanctuary.
“It’s a meetinghouse in the truest sense of the word,” Copeland said, as well as architecturally important. “It’s certainly an iconic building for people in town.”
After the restoration, Copeland says, the building would be used even more by the community.
“It has the potential to be just a fabulous community space,” she said.
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