What to Do with the Old Town Hall
Seekonk selectmen are mulling over the possible use of the Old Town Hall on Taunton Avenue. At one time, the building housed the police department.
The property had been sold to the Seaconke Wampanoags for $55 in 2014. The tribe had intended to convert the building into a cultural and meeting center. Those plans fell through and now the town owns the building again.
A total of $100,000 has already been spent from the town’s community preservation fund in order to prepare the building for the historic register.Selectman David Viera believes the building has historical value and wants to see it preserved. “If we don’t remember our history, we’re not going to remember how we got to where we are today,” Viera said at the board’s October 30 meeting. Selectmen designated the task of determining the building’s value to members of the town’s Historical commission and the Community Preservation Committee.