6) Brown Block
Built in 1890, this is one of the few wood frame buildings left in the Square. Its prominent copper-sheathed polygonal tower helps to define the northeast corner of the Square at the head of Canal Street. While Bellows Falls contains many Queen Anne-style homes, the Brown Block is the only surviving commercial structure built in a corresponding style. Note the round arched panel displaying a fan motif over the third floor window, the central parapet capped by a shallow pediment, and the rosetted cornice, all made of stamped tin. The Brown Block has been home to businesses in furniture, hardware, paint, and jewelry.
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[This building is called "Toussaint's Paint Center" in the original 1984 Walking Tour]