PHOTOS: Orange mansion marks revival

This photo was taken in October 1925 at the opening of the Eastern Star Rest Home, formerly the Wheeler Mansion in Orange. The event attracted more than 1,000 people. Cynthia Butler, current owner of the mansion, looked to create the 1925 photo at Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

This photo was taken in October 1925 at the opening of the Eastern Star Rest Home, formerly the Wheeler Mansion in Orange. The event attracted more than 1,000 people. Cynthia Butler, current owner of the mansion, looked to create the 1925 photo at Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. PHOTO COURTESY OF ORANGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Monday for the Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange that owner Cynthia Butler has been restoring. From left are Missy Eaton of the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Butler’s daughter Makayla Butler, Butler with scissors, her son Zachary Preston, Rose Marie Thoms of Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast and state Rep. Susannah Whipps, I-Athol.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Monday for the Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange that owner Cynthia Butler has been restoring. From left are Missy Eaton of the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Butler’s daughter Makayla Butler, Butler with scissors, her son Zachary Preston, Rose Marie Thoms of Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast and state Rep. Susannah Whipps, I-Athol. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Revival Wheeler Mansion owner Cynthia Butler is given a citation by state Rep. Susannah Whipps, I-Athol, on Monday for her work restoring the historic mansion in Orange and opening it as a bed and breakfast.

Revival Wheeler Mansion owner Cynthia Butler is given a citation by state Rep. Susannah Whipps, I-Athol, on Monday for her work restoring the historic mansion in Orange and opening it as a bed and breakfast. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Revival Wheeler Mansion owner Cynthia Butler talks with visitors during an open house on Monday.

Revival Wheeler Mansion owner Cynthia Butler talks with visitors during an open house on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

People tour the Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange on Monday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its opening as a bed and breakfast.

People tour the Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange on Monday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating its opening as a bed and breakfast. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

People gather on the front lawn to toast the ribbon cutting of the renovated Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange on Monday.

People gather on the front lawn to toast the ribbon cutting of the renovated Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Visitors check out the garden maze planted behind the Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange that owner Cynthia Butler has been restoring.

Visitors check out the garden maze planted behind the Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange that owner Cynthia Butler has been restoring. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

People gather on the front lawn to toast the ribbon cutting of the renovated Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange on Monday.

People gather on the front lawn to toast the ribbon cutting of the renovated Revival Wheeler Mansion in Orange on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Published: 04-02-2024 12:44 PM

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