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HISTORY OF THE HALL

The West Sound Community Hall represents the history and character of Orcas Island. Members of the nonprofit West Sound Community Club, as stewards of the Hall, strive to maintain the integrity of the Hall as a unique gathering place for future generations.

In 1902 volunteers began building the Hall with materials supplied by George Adkins. The building site was donated two years earlier by Alexander Chalmers. The Hall was erected to serve as a central meeting place for residents of the West Sound area.

Over the years the original one-room schoolhouse design has changed to fit the times. A kitchen, stage, and entrance porch were added to enhance the building's function.

Numerous organizations have used the Hall for meetings. In addition, weddings, concerts, elections, parties, and other events have been regularly held in the Hall since 1902.

 

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Last modified July 4, 2004