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Front Royal Town Hall

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1936, Bascom J. Rowlett and Allen J. Saville. 16 N. Royal Ave.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

The town hall is similar to the courthouse (WR1) and was designed by the same architects. Again, classical forms and details are combined with rustic stone walls to create a pleasing, but uneasy juxtaposition. Similar to the central pavilion of the courthouse, the town hall has a pedimented gable (although here there is a lunette in the gable), corner pilasters, and a front entrance highlighted by a broken pediment. The cupola has an open belfry with arches and angled corner pilasters. A two-story wing to the north originally housed the town's fire department, but now serves as the town council chambers and a public meeting room.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Front Royal Town Hall", [Front Royal, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 63-63.

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