MICHAEL J. COLLIGAN LODGE
Located in Veterans Park
20 New London Road
Hamilton, OH 45013
The Colligan Lodge is Hamilton's favorite venue for weddings, banquets, showers, retreats, reunions and more! The Lodge is fully equipped with a caterer's kitchen including microwave oven, warmer oven, electric oven, ice machine, garbage disposal, dishwasher and reach-in refrigerator. Outfitted with a beautiful fireplace and new terrace, the 2,000 square foot Lodge may accommodate up to 84 guests. Weather permitting, use of the terrace is available to accommodate additional guests.
To honor the patriotism and generosity of Michael J. Colligan (1926-1994), this building was re-dedicated on May 18, 2001.
Constructed in 1932 by the American Legion on land leased to it by the City of Hamilton, it served as the clubhouse of the Frank Durwin Post, American Legion, until 1945. Mr. Durwin was the first Hamilton soldier killed in World War I. For a number of years, Hamilton's Parks and Recreation Department was headquartered here.
The building sat vacant until its restoration in 2000-01. Leadership Hamilton Class IV (1994-95) became very interested in the restoration and appropriate use of this building. Their appreciation of this facility and their determination inspired the Hamilton Community Foundation to make their dream a reality.
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Foundation announced several major legacy gifts to the community. One of those gifts was restoring this building to its original state and making significant improvements: A new kitchen, new restrooms, the added terrace, and extensive landscaping.