Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Landmark Society Notes Rarity, Architectural Value:
Daily News Highlights Epworth Hall

The historic Epworth Hall at Silver Lake Institute has been named to the Landmark Society of Western New York’s “Five to Revive” list. “Five to Revive” aims to draw attention to the region’s top priorities for revitalization. Epworth Hall was the only such building from the GLOW region in this year’s listings.

“The heart of preservation is community revitalization,” said Executive Director Wayne Goodman of the Landmark Society of Western New York. Epworth Hall is owned and operated by Silver Lake Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors.

Since separating from the Methodist church in 2016, the Institute has provided cultural and educational programming in the building, attracting guests from the region and beyond, according to the Landmark Society. Epworth Hall has been home to Sunday services, lectures, concerts and similar programming over the years.

The Attica Opera House was included on the Five to Revive list in 2020. Other locations which previously made the list include the old Holley High School — which has since been rehabilitated into senior housing and the Village of Holley offices — and the former Odd Fellows Hall in Holley.
Compilation of Yesterday's LS/WNY News Conference, DN Writer Matt Surtel, SLDN Staff

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