Royalton Town House, 1840
The Greek Revival
building was constructed in 1840 to replace the original Royalton Academy
and Town Hall buildings, which were destroyed in a fire the year before.
The rectangular, two-story, 3 by 4 bay, gable front building is constructed
out of wood, with a slate roof and a stone foundation.
The building walls are covered
with wood clapboard. On the slate roof there is a boxed bell-tower,
and a small brick chimney towards the center. The wood siding is
detailed on each plane with a thin, wood trim. The buildings’ front
façade has three bays, while the sides have four. There
are five windows on the front elevation of the building, one at each side
of the door and three on the second floor.
wooden door is five paneled and has a simple wood molding with corner
blocks. All the windows are twelve
over twelve and have thin wood surrounds. Above the middle window
on the second floor is a triangular gable fan. A Greek
Revival cornice (designed following the dimensions and proportions
of the style) brings the roofline in contact with the front wall; end returns
reinforce the roofline of the building.