Odd Fellows Hall

Wakefield, MA

Market: Mixed-Use

Client

Thomson Design Associates, Inc.

Completion

1997

Odd Fellows Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in the late 1800s as a manufacturing building with then-common post-and-beam interior framing and unreinforced brick masonry exterior walls.  In 1997, when a major fire engulfed the building, the building housed office and retail space.  The day after the fire, the owner’s insurance company retained SGH to assess the safety of the building and advise the town on securing the site.