before and after

Before and After – c.1912 Fixer Upper Grange Hall Plymouth NH ~ Saved!

471 Daniel Webster Hwy, Plymouth, NH, 03264     

$69,800 ~ Sold for $40,000 on 11/25/2020

UPDATE:

I love when we hear back from homeowners. OHU50K just received word from reader, Susan M. that she has restored the Grange! Before and After photos are below. Before photos are at the first half of the page, and After photos are at the bottom half of the page. Susan purchased it 10.5 months ago, and it looks wonderful and inviting!

“I bought it! I restored it! Last November I had the honor of purchasing the Lower Intervale Grange in Plymouth, NH. Like many Granges, the structure had become quite a burden to its Patrons, and they had decided to let it go to the market. We were humbled to have the opportunity to love this building back to a vibrant life. We added insulation, replaced sills, updated electric, added a well, restored the old wood windows and installed custom storm windows, restored damaged tin ceilings, repaired beadboard, scrubbed, and scrubbed, painted, and scrubbed some more! We’re so happy to see this old Grange back to its original beauty and such a great testament to the craftspeople and community that loved this Grange over the last 100 years.
The Lower Intervale Grange is now listed on the NH Register of Historic Places.

We have opened the Grange to the public – for a concert, a meeting, a dance, or as a short term vacation rental Airbnb.”

OHU50K NOTES

The exterior of this fixer upper may look humble, but the interior is outstanding. It is almost as if it has been in a time capsule. The structure was formerly the Lower Intervale #321 Grange Hall organized on February 13, 1912. In June of 2018 the Grange had 30 members, but the amazing building is now on the market for $69,800. To convert it into a residence, the dwelling will require a new kitchen, bath, heating and more.

History

The Grange as an organization across New Hampshire was formed in December of 1867, and the first  Grange in the state was organized in 1873. It was originally formed around agriculture, but ir was the first organization to give women equal rights with men. Over the decades the Grange has lobbied for education, state police, libraries as well as providing local recreation and entertainment. As the number of members diminished, it became increasingly difficult to pay the taxes and maintain the buildings. I don’t know if this is the case with the sale of this building, but let’s hope someone saves it.

 

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Before Photos

REALTOR COMMENTS

This sale is the Lower Grange Lodge. It is a two room fixer upper building on the first floor with spectacular hardwood floors, high ceilings and beautiful tin ceilings also includes a kitchen and room in basement. To become a residence it will require a new kitchen, bathroom, heating system, framing and finishing division into finished rooms. Great opportunity for someone with the skills and ambition.

After Photos

2 Comments

  • Gerian

    I absolutley love reading updates! The passion put behind each saved house’s story is so intriguing, and I’m just in awe with this one! ❤❤❤

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