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Historic Buildings of Bristol: Redmen’s Hall/Carberry Theater

Photo (c) Historic Buildings of Connecticut

Photo (c) Historic Buildings of Connecticut

A chapter (called a “tribe”) of the Improved Order of Red Men was established in Bristol in 1890. The organization constructed a three-story brick meeting hall at 43 Prospect Street in Bristol in 1911.

Designed by Walter Crabtree and built by B.H. Hubbard Co. of New Britain, the Redmen’s Hall had a state armory on the first floor and a meeting hall on an upper floor.

Many town events were held in the hall in the early years of the twentieth century.

In 1940 the building was renovated to become a movie theater called the Carberry Theater.

The building is now owned by the Christian Fellowship Center.

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