Interest grows in preserving old grange hall in East Canaan

The former Laurel Grange hall in East Canaan could be slated for either a demolition or a renovation. The selectmen are discussing options now. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — The old Laurel Grange hall, which appeared destined for a wrecking ball, could benefit from a historic renovation plan instead.

The town was poised to sell the East Canaan building, for one dollar, to a neighbor. The assumption was that there was no possible future use for the building, and that its only value was the land beneath it, which an adjoining landowner might want.

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