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Front Royal Town Hall

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1936, Bascom J. Rowlett and Allen J. Saville. 16 N. Royal Ave.

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.

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Author: 
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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-WR3.

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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