Built in 1869, this building served as the New Trier village hall for 110 years. It was located in Hampton Township, four miles east of Hampton on Highway 50. A new community city hall was built by local citizens to replace the original village hall which was then donated by New Trier and moved to the Dakota County Fairgrounds on November 25, 1979.
Our town hall has wall benches, and old stove, and displays relating to early government and politics. A unique voting booth with a circular curtain is located on the north wall. Long ago town or village halls were buildings where the business of the community was conducted by officials elected by popular vote of the people. Town halls were busy places on most election days.
In 1900, women were only allowed to vote for school board and library board elections.