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October 8, 2003

Since 1957, the historic Alford Mansion in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been home to the Barbershop Harmony Society. This beautiful Tudor-revival building was built in 1928 at a cost of more than $500,000 Depression-era dollars was sold in September 2003 for $1.6 million. The buyers will return it to use as a private residence. The sale followed a year-long study by the Harmony Hall Task Force, a blue-ribbon panel commissioned by the SPEBSQSA Board.

Society Executive Director Darryl Flinn said that leaving Harmony Hall will be bittersweet. “The sale of Harmony Hall will have several immediate benefits, which include the reduction of operating costs and maintenance expenses involved in managing two facilities, and an increase in efficiency by uniting the staff in one building. But it will be difficult to leave such a magnificent edifice that has served the staff and the Society so well for so long.”

Posted by acapnews at October 8, 2003 6:49 PM


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