This forceful towered and mansarded masonry building with vigorous arched moldings topping its upper-story windows is factory design transformed to civic use. If it can be said to have a style, it would be a vernacular version of the Lombard, which in some ways anticipated the Romanesque Revival. Its designer was, in fact, a mill owner in nearby Peace Dale who loved building and contributed this hall to the town. (More on Rowland Hazard II shortly when we reach his village.) Fortunately, the iron roof cresting remains; for the rest, “and later” refers mostly to the destruction of the second-floor porch over the boldly bracketed entrance and of the interior.
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South Kingstown Town Hall
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