The building that now houses Maxine’s Ballroom was built in 1884 as a Masonic Hall, but sold within a few years to the Odd Fellows, in whose hands it remained until the 1950s.
The Odd Fellows used the top floor, which included a large and small ballroom, kitchen and a warren of small offices and passageways (complete with secret password speaking tubes and sliding peepholes), for lodge meetings and dances. During the war years, the ballrooms were opened to the public on many occasions, and USO dances were regularly held upstairs for the entertainment of soldiers stationed at Camp Adair.
Once the Independence Odd Fellows disbanded, the upstairs rooms gradually fell into disrepair, until Maxine’s 2011 restoration to 1880s ballroom splendor.
Rates & Amenities
• $50 per hour to a maximum of $200 for the day for weekday rentals (Sunday to Thursday).
• $75 per hour to a maximum of $250 for the day for weekend rentals (Friday and Saturday).
• Full-sized caterer’s warming kitchen.
• Banquet tables and chairs for up to 49 people for no additional charge. Please make requests ahead of the event.
• Maxine’s is furnished with multiple sofas, settees and chairs, to seat up to 25 people.
• 49 person maximum occupancy.
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