Many notable historic buildings in the center of New Braintree are occupied, remain largely untouched and can easily be viewed by walking or driving.
The Old Town Hall Property once was the location of:
Elias Hall’s store of 1795
Joseph Bowman and Henry Penniman’s store after Elias Hall
The Center School and hall of 1816-1860
The first cheese factory of 1865-1880
The second cheese factory of 1881-1885
The Town Hall of 1893 to 1977.
The dance hall above the school, and later the first cheese factory, served as a gathering place and social center for the town. Old Town Hall served this purpose after the old school/cheese factory-hall was gone. All use of this land ended in 1977 with the burning of the Old Town Hall.