KELLEY HARDWARE-ODD FELLOWS HALL PROJECT
historic 1885 Kelley Hardware-Odd Fellows Hall in Hayesville is located just down the
street from the Vermillion Institute at 7 E. Main Street (the Hayesville Opera House is located next door). This two-story
Italianate style brick building is in the planning and early
construction stage in its conversion to loft-style apartments.
The building began its existence as a social meeting space above a hardware store. The upper floor has been abandoned for close to 100 years and the lower floor has been empty for a decade.
building is distinguished by its 14-foot ceilings and slender 9 1/2
foot tall windows, complete with robust trim and interior wood
shutters. Unusual features include a hidden entrance to the basement,
two trap doors and a primitive dumbwaiter system. The building is
notable for its highly ornamented metal cornice with gothic accents,
its Corinthian storefront columns and elegant display windows.
Note: As plans move forward with the conversion please check back for additional information and renderings to be added to this page (updated 11/14/17)