SENECA FALLS COMMUNITY CENTRE
SENECA FALLS, NEW YORK
In 1999, the Town of Seneca Falls selected DeWolff Partnership Architects to design a new 21,800 sq. ft. community center to replace their outdated facility. This new building is located on a site fronting on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, one block from the Women’s Rights National Historic Monument in the Village of Seneca Falls.
The DeWolff Design Team worked with representatives of the town and the Historic Preservation Board to design a modern facility, which met growing recreation needs, and respected the historic nature of the community. The brick-masonry structure has stepped-sloping roofs with clerestory windows that reflect the architectural style of the old water-powered mills along the canal.
The ADA-accessible, air-conditioned indoor gymnasium includes a full-sized basketball court for tournament play, and two cross-court practice basketball and volleyball courts. The multi-use activity room, fitness area, and public lounge have large south-facing windows overlooking the canal. The large, multi-purpose, community room can be divided for use by different size groups. The facility has a teaching/serving kitchen, which adjoins the lounge and multi-purpose rooms. The staff offices and teen game room are located at the center of the building.
DeWolff Architects: Designers of Community Centers, Sports, Recreational
and Entertainment Facilities.