Commemorative Bricks at Old Town Hall
Somerset Township, incorporated in 1856, served rural and village residents until 1915 when the Village incorporated. Village founder Sam Harriman named Somerset for his father’s birthplace in England. In 1886 Edward Mason, Harriman’s nephew, built the historic Town Hall along Main Street. Both Town and Village Board of Directors held meetings at this location.
The building had many uses and occupants over the
years. During the 1990's it was used mainly for storage and it fell
into disrepair. Old Town Hall renovation efforts began in
the building opened for the sesquicentennial September of
Volunteers and local organizations are working to create a small garden on the grounds. Classic, symetrical flower beds are divided by brick walkways. The ordered beds were inspired by parterre English gardens of the late 1800's. This garden project designed by Melissa Tuura-Johnson is dedicated to the memory of Helen Landry. Plant lables include the common and botanical names so that visitors may learn while they enjoy the beautiful setting.
Bricks order form
The walkways of the garden are paved with 8" x 4” bricks. You can purchase a commemorative brick for $100 with up to three lines of text. Names, businesses, events, sentiments, families are some ideas for the inscription. Additional bricks may be purchased to continue the inscription;
$175 two bricks
$250 three bricks
You are also invited to include an additional 8.5"x11" document telling us more about the brick, include a photo, give more detail, write out the psalm, providing Somerset history that will be kept at the Old Town Hall for visitors to referance.
The bricks will be installed in batches of 20 and you will be notified when your brick is in the path. Bricks are insured and maintained by the Town of Somerset.
Proceeds help support maintenance of historic Town Hall and its garden. Just return the order form to Somerset Town Hall with your payment.
Inscription may not be political, obscene, derogatory or inciteful in nature. The Town Board of Somerset within its sole discretion reserves the right to reject any language that it determines does not meet these criteria.If you have additional questions contact Rita Lawson
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