North Brookfield Bell Tower

215 N Main St, North Brookfield, MA

The North Brookfield Town House is a historic municipal building at 185 N. Main Street in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. The 3+12-story wood-frame building was built in 1864 to a design by E. Boyden & Son. The building is located prominently in the center of North Brookfield’s commercial district and is distinguished by the 60-foot (18 m) tower at the corner of North Main and Summer Streets. The building is richly decorated with Italianate and French Second Empire styling. It is the town’s third town hall.

In August of 2011 the bell tower of the Town House was unexpectedly damaged by excessive winds associated with Tropical Storm Irene. The bell tower was determined structurally unsound, and it was removed from the building at the request of the Selectmen under the direction of Local Carpenter and Craftsman, Jeff Samuelson.

The Town of North Brookfield received an insurance settlement which defrayed the costs of the removal, remanufacturing, and installation of the new tower. Emergency MPPF 2012 grant funds were awarded by Mass Historic to assist with the repair of the bell tower base and associated roof replacement. The new bell tower was installed on May 18, 2014, and once again serves as the focal point of the Town center.

Project Details

  • Gold leaf coated finial