Rockingham's town hall rises above surrounding commercial blocks to assert a commanding presence on the village square. Like many purpose-built town halls in Vermont, it includes town offices and an auditorium that doubles as the community's commercial movie theater, but it also includes rental stores to help defray maintenance costs. The brick facade, with fenestration expressive of its varied functions, is capped by an interlaced corbeled cornice. A corner, two-stage square clock and bell tower rises from an elaborately framed portal to corbeled battlements and a crenellated parapet. Here Larson and Wells of Hanover, New Hampshire, traded their preferred Colonial Revival, evidenced in the later White River Junction Amtrak Station (WS13), for Italian Gothic, drawing upon iconic town halls like those of Florence and Siena to give this mixed-use structure a strong civic presence.
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Rockingham Town Hall
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