Seabold Community Hall
14450 Komedal Road Google Map
This 118 year old community hall set in a 3-acre park holds 80 people and has an all wooden interior with a separate kitchen (see History of the Hall, below). There is a stove, oven and refrigerator as well as a few coffee pots. No dishes or cooking implements are available. Check rental availability: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-842-2306 ext. 116.
History of the Hall:
In 1893 eighteen Seabold families petitioned the county to establish a school. John Johnson donated land that summer, and $700 in bonds were issued for the building by Seabold District No. 28's first directors - William Bull, Nels Miller and N.P. Nelson. William Beedy, the first teacher, was hired for $35 a month. The school became the focus of all social life including funerals, bazaars, church and Sunday school, until Seabold Church was built in 1909. The school closed in 1928 after island school districts consolidated. It was then purchased by the Seabold Community Club. For many years Seabold Hall served the needs of the Club, and was used by many in the community for private functions. (Text courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Historical Society)
This March, the remaining members of the Seabold Community Club turned ownership of the hall over to the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District. The District plans to uphold the use of the hall for all of Bainbridge Island, while providing for its maintenance and needed repairs.
In March 2011 a 'passing the torch' celebration was held to thank Joan Bickerton and family and the Seabold Community Club for their many years of stewardship. Some memories of the hall were jotted down:
All the after school ball games at the hall, and neighborhood social events, are fond memories for me. Morris Komedal
In the 70's a group of us met here to "reinstate" the old Scandinavian dances on Bainbridge. Ingri (Gayle Lamberson) Berg
Recording here with an old guitar and a few microphones - sublime!
Coming with my family to the Easter egg hunts, races, egg tosses and neighborhood fun. JoAnn Komedal
My best memory of Seabold is meeting and working with Joan Bickerton for years. Jim M
My husband, Bill, really liked the Seabold Community Club building.The cabinet in his memory was made by Ralph Bickerton. Our family has many great memories of the building, potluck dinners, Easter egg hunts, birthda parties and even work parties, not to forget making root bear for the Foursh of July. Ester Ritzenthaler
In April of 2002, I first entered the Seabold Community Hall for an evening of fantastic acoustic music sponsored by the Seabold Second Saturdays. Since then, I have enjoyed countless evenings of community music and singing. Seabold Community Hall is a treasure. Jennifer Hager
Our wedding rehearsal dinner and reception was held here on a beautiful May Day in 1994. Many Easter egg hunts and family gatherings...I like how the hall echoes with everyone's laughter. Angie Bickerton
Picking up the key to the Hall when we (the Quakers) had the place rented but no one from our group had a key...still we knew Joan had a key. Craig Jacobrown
It was "OK" to keep up the nets and backboards for some years. Dick Berg
Many family events - wedding receptions - birthdays - holidays - also the 4th of July Booth and rootbeer. Ralph Bickerton
Easter and Thanksgiving dinners as long as I can remember. Travis Rick (Bickerton)
Making rootbeer & the 4th of July booth every year. It was a great part of the summer growing up. Connie Bickerton