The original building plans and specifications were drafted by Boston architect, John Dearborn Towle, who designed a two-story clapboard structure on a rectangular plan with two main floors, a full basement, and a full walk-up attic, topped by a straight-sided mansard “Bangor Maine” slate roof with a cupola tower on the front, influenced by French Second Empire style. The building sports jigsaw ornamentation, trusses, beltcourses wrapping each floor below the windows, and other woodwork characteristic of the Stick Style that was in vogue at the time of construction. The Hall was dedicated on April 27th, 1876 and opened for the first half day of school for 80 students on May 1st, 1876.
North Hampton has always been a busy, social town. Throughout the years there is continuous news of events, ceremonies and services held at the Hall. Entertainment options were plentiful and so frequent were social and fraternal affairs that reservations had to me made months in advance for the use of the Hall’s second floor ballroom and stage.