Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Historic East Walpole Clock Tower to Become Part of a Restaurant Once Again

An historic clock tower in East Walpole that was once part of a cafe will be the site of an eatery once again.

The Walpole Times is reporting that a cafe will be housed in a structure that will be rebuilt on the former Bird Hall land at Washington Street and Chestnut Street, with the clock tower being the entrance to the restaurant. The tower had been part of a building that was home to the Bird Park Cafe, but the entire structure--except for the clock tower--was destroyed in a fire back in the mid-1990s. Dianne Beatty, who was the owner of the Bird Park Cafe, is behind the rebuilding and opening of the upcoming restaurant, with ground possibly being broken on the project this spring and an opening of the dining spot expected sometime next year. It appears that the upcoming restaurant may keep the Bird Park Cafe name, but we will try to confirm this as soon as we find out for sure.

An earlier article in the Walpole Times indicates that the original Bird Hall structure was built in 1884.


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