The Neighborhood House in Weatogue #1

Volume 21 Issue 3, Fall 2014

Part 1: A Community Center with a Special Mission

Simsbury’s first social club that could boast of a building for its exclusive use was the Casino, which opened in 1898. It stood in the center of town on Hopmeadow Street where Eno Memorial Hall stands today.1 Over the next few decades several other community centers opened in buildings in various parts of the town, each with its own distinctive character. The next was the Neighborhood House in the village of Weatogue and its founders had the stated objective of welcoming and including recent immigrants who had settled in town.

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