Old Meeting House In Lynnfield Gets Renovation, New Website

Photo: Brooke McCarthy (WBZ)

LYNNFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A centuries-old landmark in Lynnfield has a new look.

The Old Meeting House at 617 Main St. was given an interior rejuvenation by the Lynnfield Historical Commission, which took over the care and custody of the building in 2021. The site can be rented out for gatherings such as weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, family reunions, and parties.

"If we’re gonna start renting out more, we need to bring it up a little bit," Historical Commission Chair Kirk Mansfield told WBZ NewsRadio on the decision to renovate the Meeting House. "So we put in all new tables, new chairs. We decided to put the history back into the building."

The Old Meeting House was built in 1714 and over the years has served as a meeting house, place of worship, and firehouse.

"We put pictures of the different phases of the building itself," said Mansfield. "We put the history of the bell, which used to be on the building when it was a fire station, which is now on the [Lynnfield] Common."

In addition to a makeover, the Historical Commission has also given the Meeting House a new website. Visitors can learn about the history of the Meeting House, view photos of the exterior, main hall, and upstairs chapel, and go through the process of renting the building for an event.

"People would say to us, 'Well, what is that building?' And so we’d explain it to them and then we thought, Oh they don’t even know that it’s available for rental. Which is where we created the website," said Mansfield.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.

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