Homer Community Center was built in the mid-1930s by the Works Progress Administration next to a picturesque lake. It features the popular “National Park Service Rustic” architectural style which used natural materials found throughout the surrounding area.
It quickly became the gathering space for community residents. By the mid-1940s, the American Legion took control of the property and it became known as the “American Legion Hut.” This building hosted countless events including proms, sporting activities, political debates, and the Homer Hayride – where musicians performed on Saturday nights to large crowds in the 1950s and 1960s.
The building was used frequently up until the 1980s, when it became utilized for municipal storage. The Homer Historic Commission hopes to nominate the building to the National Register and develop long term plans to revive the building and surrounding land as an event space for the community once again.