Thank you to all those from Lunenburg and the surrounding communities who made phone calls and came out to the Lunenburg Town Meeting last Tuesday night.
Thank you to those from across Massachusetts and around the country who sent your encouragement and support.
Unfortunately, Article 8 - to take the former Whalom Park property by eminent domain - did not pass.
The previous article, Article 7, which was to take just the Whalom lakefront property along Lakefront Road, fell short of the 2/3 majority needed by 38 votes. It proved to be a red herring and Article 8 was subsequently voted down by larger margin in a voice vote.
John T. Callahan of Global Property Developers Corp out of Bridgewater, MA has all of the permits in place and is set to proceed with a 240 unit condominium development on the 25 acre property.
The Lunenburg Historical Commission has placed a six-month demolition delay on four of the structures on the property â€“ the carousel house, the Lufkin house and two Victorian era cottages. Unfortunately, a demolition permit was granted for the c. 1905 skating rink which with the rink at Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon, is one of the two oldest in the country.
If you have an interest in any of these structures, please contact Rebecca Lantry, chair of the Lunenburg Historical Commission at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Town of Lunenburg at 978-582-4131.
Heres to 108 years of having a Whale of a Time at Whalom Park! Hold on to all those family photographs and fun memories!
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This is the end.
Hope your home isn't next.
VOTE THE SOB"S OUT! ALL OF EM!
I thought the same would happen to CLP, but considering the way most of the cottages look around the park, I don't think it would've been a good investment.
I agree with Chuck: Vote 'em out!
As for Whalom, Sad, very sad. Even if they could have come up with a backer to rebuild, The emminent domain seals the coffin. Im not really sure how they got in the possition it was in of someone else owning or having the rights to the land but Just like Lesourdsville, Im sorry to see another place people can get together and enjoy fall victim to what all it amounts to is money.
I've made EVEY effort to get to the old amusement parks, and Whalom is "the one that got away". Alas, I found out about Whalom too late... :(
To end on a positive note:
Heres to 108 years of having a Whale of a Time at Whalom Park!
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