- ADA Accessible
- Drinking Water
- Meeting Space
Fox Hall was renovated in 2020 thanks to a $225,000 grant from the First Option Bank Trusteed Foundation. The City Council added about $66,000 to the grant money to include the addition of two seasonal, public-access restrooms to the rear of the facility.
The Fox Hall community building serves as a convenient location to hold social events, meetings and more. Complete with kitchen, the building offers renters an affordable location to organize catered meetings, both large and small. The building is located at the heart of our business downtown district. The entire building is just under 3,000 sq. ft. with the large room 54 ft. x 32 ft. There are 64 chairs with more available if requested. There are seven 8-ft and seven 6-ft plastic folding tables. Occupancy is 112 persons.
Fox Hall was donated to the City by A.D. Fox in 1952. Mr. Fox purchased the building from Clyde Carter, who constructed the building in 1924 to house his garage. The building was formerly occupied by Knecht & Son, who had leased the building from Mr. Carter for a repair service and later equipment sales. Mr. Fox donated the building to be used as a place for "social, religious and political meetings; for dances, parties, plays and entertainment for the use of the citizens of Louisburg and the surrounding territory," according to a story that ran in the Louisburg Herald in June 1952. Over the course of several weeks, The Herald reported a fund-raising campaign was conducted to raise funds to modernize the building. The first Fox Hall board was appointed by Mayor Ward Runyan later that summer and included L.G. Wilson, Mark Gardner, M.J. Connor, Clifford Wise and Dean Carpenter.
(Historical information provided by the Louisburg Herald and local historian Fred Barnes.)
Reservations are accepted for the building through the City's website. The building rents for $25 per hour or $75 per day Wednesdays through Sundays. It rents for $20 per hour or $60 per day on Mondays and Tuesdays. A $100 cleaning/security deposit is required but will be returned if the building is cleaned per the rental cleaning checklist and if no damage occurs during rental. No alcohol is allowed to be consumed on the building premises per the deed restrictions. Also glitter and confetti are not allowed inside the building.