Town Hall in Washington, New Hampshire

Monica M. Scanlan

Washington, United States

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The Washington Town Hall in Washington, New Hampshire USA was called a meetinghouse when it was erected in 1787. A hundred years later it was known as the Town House; today as the Town Hall. It is built along classic lines and proportions and originally there was nothing unusual abut it; it was one of hundreds like it. Now it is a very rare specimen. Originally, the Congregational Church and the town shared the use of the building. When it was built there was a two-story enclosed entrance, called a “porch,” at each end.
In 1825 the bell tower replaced one porch (the other is still intact), and side and transom windows were added to the front door. Later in the 19th century the interior was altered to accommodate new uses: the lower boxpews were removed, and a floor inserted to create two stories. Town meetings were held here for over two hundred years, until the space available became too small (1990s), but the building has always been, and is now, in daily use for town business.
(Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
James R. Cook )

Nikon D300, 200 ISO, Photomatix and finished in Picasa (1 raw image), 70×300, handheld.


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