CitySpace, Inc. is proud to announce it has received a $133,000 grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance, under the Promoting Community Development and Tourism in Central and Western Massachusetts’ grant program. Funding will go towards the entry and lobby restoration of the 1869 Town Hall. Senator Don Humason and Representative John Scibak will give a presentation of the awarded grant at Easthampton’s Town Hall, 43 Main St. Easthampton on June 2nd at 2pm. The public is invited to attend the presentation.

Easthampton’s iconic old Town Hall managed by CitySpace and owned by the City of Easthampton is an historic building located in the heart of the City that offers ongoing community and cultural programming by its tenants: Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton City Arts + (ECA+) and Big Red Frame/Elusie Gallery. CitySpace has worked to establish and maintain the Old Town Hall as a vital center for the arts.

RFPs for this project are closed.

Mayor of Easthampton Karen Cadieux says, “We’re thrilled about this. It’s only the beginning of revitalizing Easthampton’s Historic Town Hall. ”

Architect Charles Parker, who was a proponent of the Victorian Italianate style known for its tall narrow windows with segmented arches, arcade porches, and eaves, designed and built the Town Hall with contractor E.R. Bosworth. The Old Town Hall has a long and varied history of occupants and programming. It was initially home to the town offices, police headquarters, community dances, basketball games, performances and many other uses before the City offered CitySpace management of the building.

Ed Check President of City Space says,”CitySpace is very excited to receive this grant, which will allow us to further our mission to establish and maintain the old Town Hall as a vital center for the arts. This money will be used for much needed repairs to the lobby entrance. It is our goal to sustain the historical legacy of the building as a public building for all visitors to Easthampton.”