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Greenfield Recorder – Here comes Santa Claus: Revival Wheeler Mansion to host St. Nick

The Revival Wheeler Mansion at 75 East Main St., the only Gilded Age mansion in the North Quabbin region, will host a Nov. 26 visit from jolly old Saint Nicholas for little ones from 5 to 8 p.m.

Owner Cynthia Butler is working with other members of the Orange Merchants Group, a voluntary collection of local businesses, to put together the free event to share with the community the grand mansion built nearly 120 years ago. Orange has a history of hosting Santa, usually at Memorial Park, though last year he was limited to a socially distanced drive-thru event at the Orange Municipal Airport due to COVID-19 health safety protocols.

Greenfield Recorder – Offer accepted on North Quabbin’s only Gilded Age mansion

Don Mailloux has sold a lot of houses in his 30 years as a real estate agent.

But none have kept his phone ringing off the hook quite like the old Wheeler mansion at 75 East Main St. in Orange.

“It really has blown up my phone,” he said this week. “My office phone takes 100 messages, and that was constantly full. My cellphone, I was getting calls day and night, texts and emails. It was just amazing.”

Mailloux said people flew in from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Las Vegas and California to take a look at the home. He said an offer has been accepted on the bank-owned property, listed at $98,301, and closing is expected to happen mid-July. However, Mailloux would not disclose who made the offer. An additional 20 people have contacted him to put in backup offers.

“It’s a stately home,” he said. “It’s very unusual to be in the center of town.”