Berkshires

Sandisfield Town Hall Annex – 3:20 PM

  • Looks like a former school. Brick with glass block windows, built in 1949.
  • First time I’ve had to ask for directions in the last 2 years. Got confused because there is the old town hall and the town hall annex. The annex building is the real center of government.

New Marlborough Town Hall – 4:00 PM

  • Got a great tour of the New Marlborough Meeting House. It’s an old church built in 1839 in Greek revival style. It was renovated in 1976 by the village association and hosts many events, movies, lectures and concerts. Standing in the balcony, I was tempted by the perfect acoustics, to start a speech.
  • The town hall is located in a different part of town called Mill Village. It a white clapboard building, with the active offices in the basement and the old meeting room is upstairs, slowly fading from the town’s memory.
  • A nice brook runs past the front door, emerging from a field stone arch, right out from under the foundation.
  • A neighbor has a collection of 3 abandoned Volvo station wagons in his back field, perfectly lined up and guarded by a Carteresque pet rabbit.

 

 

 

Sheffield Town Hall – 5:00 PM

  • Distinctive town hall. 2-story brick from maybe the 1860’s. The top band is wood clapboards with clearstory windows, that probably raise the meeting room ceiling. The window lintels are local marble.
  • Town hall is set back from the main road, close to the active RR tracks.

Egremont Town Offices – 5:40 PM

  • Shares a building with the police department. Two story white clapboard, screened from the street by pine trees.

Allford Town Offices – 6:14 PM

  • One of the quietest town centers in the state. Maybe one car every 5 minutes. The town offices are in an old school-house. Across the road, the old town hall is now the library. Marble foundations are common on all the local buildings, even marble sidewalks!
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