Berkshires trip – day 2

Hancock Town Hall – 10:45 AM
Built 1850 and on national historic register. Authentic Greek revival style.

New Ashford Town Hall – 11:00 AM
Very quiet road. An old 1795? Schoolhouse across the road.

Williamstown Municipal Building – 11:45 AM

North Adams City Hall – 12:15 PM
Modern style at a busy intersection.

Clarksburg Town Hall – 12:45 PM
Looks like an old school building, located on Rt-8. Large number of veterans listed on a WWI monument in the front. Town hall is in the village of Briggsville.

Florida Town Office – 1:25 PM
Located on Rt-2 and shares the same building with the DPW. What it lacks in style it makes up with what’s probably the best view from any town hall. From the back lawn, it’s a 60 mile vista north into Vermont.

Monroe Town Office – 2:45 PM
It was a long winding drive down a steep back road to reach Monroe, one of the most hidden towns in the state. There are really only 3 roads into town from the outside. The town hall building includes the library and is in good condition.

Rowe Town Hall – 3:00 PM
Town had lots of money to spend when the Yankee Atomic power plant was in service. So the town hall and a joining park are extra fancy. Yankee Atomic closed in 1992 and was decommissioned in 2007. So it will be interesting to see what effects the reduced town income will cause in the next decade.

Charlemont Town Hall and Library – 3:30 PM
Very impressive clock tower.

Erving Town Hall – 5:00 PM
Unusual materials used. Traditional white town hall shape, but side walls are vertical white planks.

Templeton Town Offices – 5:30 PM
Located in a cinderblock building, shared with other commercial tenants. A trash processing operation is located in the back.

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