Ferrisburgh Grange Hall


  • Excellence in Architecture Award
    Honor Award
    American Institute of Architects, Vermont
  • Best Builder's Award
    New Construction
    Associated General Contractors of Vermont
  • Engineering Excellence on the Project
    Certificate of Merit
    Buildings, Structures & Support Systems
    American Council of Engineering Companies, Vermont – ACEC
  • Honor Award
    Preservation Trust of Vermont

I want to thank you personally for all the good work everyone at Bread Loaf has done for us these three years. Every single employee has been professional, friendly, creative, thorough and enjoyable. Every one. Your decision to back us through the settlement phase was absolutely critical to our having this new hall. Thank you again for everything.

Silas Towler Building Committee Chair Ferrisburgh Grange Hall


After losing their landmark Grange Hall to fire, the Town of Ferrisburgh selected Bread Loaf to provide services to design and re-build the original historic building while updating the facility to meet current code and energy requirements. The reconstructed building and new addition house town offices and a large space for community meetings, events, performances and receptions.

Bread Loaf craftsmen reused salvaged materials or replicated original interior details including the ornate 24 inch tall crown molding, solid wood doors and the tin wall panels. Special features include a new four-stop custom-sized lift, 13 foot high operable sash windows, rot-resistant Spanish Cedar trim, roof brackets and a four-hour fire-rated vault to house Town records.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • Rebuilding project on original site preserves green space
  • Building orientation helps maximize solar exposure
  • Reuse and restoration of components salvaged from burned historic structure
  • Tight, well-insulated building envelope
  • Natural materials such as Vermont slate and locally milled decorative woodwork
  • Energy efficient lighting and lighting control system
  • Use of additional cellulose and spray-foam insulation
  • Use of low-emitting interior finishes
  • Overall building energy efficiency
  • Use of local materials and craftspeople
  • Incorporate materials with high recycled content
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Water conserving plumbing fixtures
  • Construction waste management plan to recycle or salvage for reuse construction waste generated on-site