In most town hall council chambers, the mayor and other elected leaders sit in front of large round replicas of the town’s official municipal seal.
Fortunately, the Town of McAdenville, also known as Christmas Town USA, is not like most towns. Blessed with a unique opportunity when the town renovated a former church building to become its Town Hall, officials chose to retain a large stained-glass window and make it the focal point of the council chamber.
Mayor Jim Robinette and members of the Town Council invited McAdenville residents, Montcross Area Chamber member, and the public to see the new Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, during a ribbon-cutting and reception from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m., just before a meeting of the Council.
The new Town Hall at 163 Main Street formerly was home to McAdenville United Methodist Church, which started at a nearby location in 1890, and built on the present site in 1961. The town bought the 4,800-square-foot building last year and began work to make it the new Town Hall, freeing up former town offices in the business district for additional retail space. Chamber member BowerTraust Construction is the contractor for the project.
In addition to the stained-glass window, visitors to the new Town Hall will see from the former church the original floors, many of the 1960s light fixtures and some of the pews. A large 1892 bell from the original church is on permanent display in front of the Town Hall.
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