Constructed in 1855-65, the
building was cited by the National Register as "a
well-preserved example of a somewhat uncommon building type in
Nebraska; the township meeting hall."
The one-room brick meeting
hall was built by H. J. Carpenter for $563 and was the site
where voters met to make decisions on local matters. The hall
still contains township records and law books from the 1800's.
Founded in 1854, Fontanelle
is one of the state's oldest towns. It was under consideration
to become the state capital at one time, and Nebraska
University once located there as the first college west of the
Source: The Enterprise,