Whately Eyes Renovations to Town Hall


WHATLEY, Mass. (WGGB) — Plans are underway to renovate the historic Whately Town Hall.

It’s one of the oldest active town halls in the state.

Architects say it needs to be preserved, renovated and expanded so that important town offices can be consolidated under one roof.

Congressman Jim McGovern toured the building this afternoon and agrees.

“These town halls, that are well over 100 years old, are part of our history and we need to preserve them.  And we need to preserve them not just as museums but in towns like Whatley we need to preserve them so they can be used as office space and can continue to be used and be of value to the community,” he says.

The Whately Municipal Building Committee plans to request funding at the town meeting tomorrow night.