WPA Walking Tour – Town Hall

To count down the days to the end of summer, I will be taking you on a virtual walking tour of Arlington–the same one outlined in 1937’s The WPA Guide to Massachusetts. Each entry will include an excerpt from the book about each site visited. Hopefully this will give us a little insight as to how things have changed in the past 73 years. Town Hall at number twelve.

“The Town Hall designed by R. Clipston Sturgis and built about 1914,

is a contemporary adaptation of Colonial design. Two stories in height, the ‘great hall’

is surrounded on three sides by administrative offices.”

The cupola of Arlington's Town Hall atop which sits a pineapple, a traditional symbol of welcome in New England. August 9, 2010.

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