Ware Town Hall

126 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082

Website: TownofWare.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TownofWareMA
Phone: 413-967-9648

The Ware Town Hall was built in 1885 by the Boston architectural firm of Hartwell and Richardson. Built in the Romanesque Revival style, additions were added in 1904 and 1935 that were stylistically sensitive to the original building. The town offices are located in the lower level of the building on the West St. side. The newly restored Great Hall is accessible from Main St. and is currently used for meetings, elections and town events. The Great Hall has been used in the past for entertainment events including vaudeville shows, concerts, plays and fashion shows. The Town Hall has also been witness to several historically significant events including the meeting of Ware’s citizens in the Great Hall in the 1930’s to save the industries of Ware. This is the meeting that gave rise to the motto published in Life magazine “The Town That Can’t Be Licked”. In addition, Ware was privileged to have Massachusetts native son John F. Kennedy speak on the Town Hall steps. The Town Hall is currently undergoing a restoration including painting of the Great Hall, restoration of the sandstone pillars, repointing of exterior bricks and restoration of the clock tower bells with more projects to come.