The character of the 80 year old floors and restored 200 year old stone wall will make you feel like you stepped back in time. Speaking of history, the Woman’s Club of Royersford began in 1914, when a group of public minded women met in the public library room in Latshaw’s Hall. They are still active to this day!
According to their official website: “They met to organize an auxiliary to the library. The purpose of this organization was to aid the library financially, uplift, educate, and promote sociability among the members. Mrs. Henry Graber became the first president of the group. Always with the needs of the library foremost, the Woman’s club also embraced community projects of every kind and on occasion demanded it took on projects of National and World-wide scope.”
Thanks to the Spring-Ford Area Historical Society, they provided a full background on the origin of this building via their facebook page, and some of the first few events to happen within the walls of the hall:
- June 8,1888, commencement exercise for the Royersford public schools were held in the third- floor auditorium.
August 6, 1888, the Knights of the Golden Eagle secured a meeting room to celebrate their 3rd anniversary.
October 23, 1888, Samuel C. Freed addressed a Prohibition meeting in the auditorium, with the local Democrats using the hall for their rally two days later.