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Hall's Block (The Chocolate Shop)
Of all surviving nineteenth-century shops in the state, this may be the most endearing (unless one includes Providence's similarly diminutive Atlantic Bank Building, which has been converted to a shop ( PR17). The elegance of the Neo-Renaissance embellishment of this front transforms a plain, two-story clapboard box into something charming and elegant, which, together with its petite scale, accords with the businesses it housed, whether chocolates (as popularly believed) or millinery (which recent research seems to indicate).
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