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WELCOME TO

The Thorne Building

Community Center

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Millbrook's Window to the Community

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Millbrook Community Partnership invites you to an

OPEN HOUSE

at the Thorne Building Community Center

 

Saturday, May 28, 2022  |  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Tour inside our historic building to see the progress made so far in the renovation and revitalization of this iconic Millbrook property. Learn more about the exciting plans for the future home of Millbrook’s Community Center.

 

Children’s activities are planned near the bandshell to allow parents time to tour the building.

 

The Thorne Building is located at 3323 Franklin Avenue in the village of Millbrook. Please enter using the East doors. Open house will be held rain or shine.

Work In Progress

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Oakleigh Thorne (right), President, MCP, and George Whalen (left) Treasurer, of the Millbrook Community Partnership stand in front of the demolished Kettering Science Center on the campus of former Bennett College.  MCP plans to turn it into a 32-acre park.

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Charles Pierce (left), a member of the Board and Ann Gifford (right), Secretary, of the Millbrook Community Partnership stand with members of the team working on asbestos abatement at the Thorne Building.  Plans are to turn it into a Community Center.

UPDATE OF THE ABATEMENT WORK AT THE THORNE BUILDING:

Basement: The basement has been cleaned and is sealed from the balance of the building - it is safe to occupy the open areas.

 

Floors 1-3: The containment preparation work is complete.

 

Floor 2: Abatement work commenced 10/14/21.

 

The anticipated substantial completion of all interior abatement work is by, or before, 12/31/21.

 

Click here for Abatement Updates for Bennett Park

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The Thorne Building Community Center

CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN

In its 127th year, Millbrook’s historic Thorne Building is undergoing a major renaissance that encompasses exterior restoration and interior renovation of the venerable structure, and a redesign of its beautiful grounds.

 

The Thorne Building Community Center will serve as the community’s cultural anchor, facilitating connections through imaginative programming and state-of-the-art technology.

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"We can now begin to think how best to implement programs that will be of cultural, educational, and economic benefit to all. The goal is to transform the Thorne Building into a center which offers activities and programs that attract everyone to the Village."

-Oakleigh Thorne, President, MPC