Thank you to editor Sarah Lane and the Inside Bainbridge community news site for the terrific coverage of the Fort Ward Community Hall project.
Sarah came down for a tour of the historic Bakery Building and interviewed our Youth Advisory Committee on a very chilly day over the weekend, and wrote a great story on our project. She really dug into the history of the Fort Ward neighborhood and explains the effort in real detail.
Inside Bainbridge notes that the restored Bakery Building will fill a real need for all south end neighborhoods, not just Fort Ward.
“Currently on the south side of the Island there is no community center such as Seabold Hall, the Filipino American Hall, Island Center Hall, the Grange, or Waterfront Community Center, which serve other areas as concert venues and event centers,” Sarah Lane writes. “In an emergency such as an earthquake, the Fort Ward area is likely to be cut off from the rest of the Island. In such an eventuality, the Bakery building could serve as a warming house, an information center, a medical center, and/or a dispensary for emergency supplies.”
You can read the whole Inside Bainbridge story here.
Thanks again to Sarah Lane for visiting the Bakery Building and sharing the plans and possibilities for this