Bristol's original town hall building relocated
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – Bristol’s original town hall has a new home and a new purpose.
People in the Village of Bristol are one step closer to making sure their original town hall is preserved.
It was somewhat like a parade as spectators watched the old Bristol Town Hall building make its way to Fireman’s Park.
The building has been around since 1870 and was on the brink of being destroyed. Village Trustee John McCabe handles the logistics and says moving it to a new location has been in the works since the summer of 2015.
“We worked with the county and board from Kenosha County and they gave us the building for a dollar which was a great price and they said if we take it, it would be ours,” said McCabe.
John and Shirley Davidson loaned the village around $30,000 of their own money to help make the move possible. They’re excited to see the old town hall restored and turned into a museum.
“This is a good place to have a historical society,” John Davidson said.
“The roots run about as deep as they can and I’d like to see this history kept alive,” said Shirley Davidson.
The building still needs to go through some renovations but community leaders hope to make it open to the public within a year.