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The Rockingham Meeting House is Vermont?s earliest public building that is almost in its original condition. Another building in the state was constructed earlier but it has already been greatly altered.

The 2.5-story wood framed structure uses a low stone foundation. It is clad in clapboards and thanks to the 1906 restoration, it has a gabled roof sheathed in slate. It has enclosed porches at each gable end.

The Rockingham Meeting House today serves as fine example of an early public building. Although its construction started in 1787, it was only fully completed in 1801. It also served as a town church until 1838 and annual Town Meetings were regularly on it until 1869. By that time, the Bellow Falls village had become the center for the meetings because of its convenience.

The house has undergone minor changes over the years but it original state remains to be intact because of careful maintenance and restorations. Currently, it is open to visitors during summer and it becomes a site for an annual pilgrimage every July or August.
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