Chamber begins effort to preserve historic building

GREENFIELD — Less than 50 years after Hancock County was officially established in 1828, the building that now houses the Greater Greenfield Chamber of Commerce went up on the corner of State and South streets.

To help buttress the future for the historic, two-story brick structure fronting the Courthouse Plaza downtown, the chamber is on the first leg of a three-year, $154,000 fundraising campaign.

“It’s important to preserve the historic value of that building,” said Mary Gibble, Hancock County Community Foundation president and chamber board chair emeritus. “It’s a beautiful part of the plaza.”

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