On the interior, there is a main common waiting room, a small ticket office and a small restroom. The interior was significantly rebuilt in 1980 in a manner consistent with the building’s historic character, but is not historically accurate. Walls and ceilings are of wood bead-board paneling. The flooring is oak. Doors and trim work are wood.
The building is used by the HPHS as a museum and exhibition space, office space and for public meetings and events. It is open to the public during pre-set hours and for special events. It was restored and renovated under the direction of architect John Vinci about 1980. Other than maintenance, no other major renovation work has been done since.
Overall, the facility is in good condition and has been well maintained since 1980. While there are always repairs and renovations to make to a building over 110 years old, constant maintenance and repair prevents the building from deteriorating to a point that maintenance becomes excessively costly. Deferred maintenance almost always results in larger repair costs and damage to other parts of the building, even if in the short term it may seem fiscally necessary. The following recommendations are intended to maintain a safe building for the occupants and to address ongoing and new issues that require architectural and financial planning to implement.