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By Blaine Martin

Rockville started in 1824 because the seat of justice for the newly validated Parke County. A small brick courthouse was once outfitted, and a fledgling group quickly sprang up round it. inside a little while, blacksmiths, furnishings developers, harness makers, grocers, druggists, and dry items salesmen have been calling the hot public sq. domestic. Then over a interval of thirteen years, starting in 1870, the face of Rockville was once significantly altered as fires destroyed the early constructions. The newly resurrected city could glance really diverse. because the rebuilding happened, a very good instance of small-town Italianate structure emerged. This new Rockville regarded a lot assorted than its haphazard Colonial-style predecessor. Three-story brick and stone structures changed haphazard one- and two-story wooden body constructions; concrete sidewalks changed wood walkways; awnings, ornate cornices, and massive architectural iron and glass storefronts turned the traditional. It used to be in the course of those years that Rockville started to resemble the vital American small city it truly is today.

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By Blaine Martin

Rockville started in 1824 because the seat of justice for the newly validated Parke County. A small brick courthouse was once outfitted, and a fledgling group quickly sprang up round it. inside a little while, blacksmiths, furnishings developers, harness makers, grocers, druggists, and dry items salesmen have been calling the hot public sq. domestic. Then over a interval of thirteen years, starting in 1870, the face of Rockville was once significantly altered as fires destroyed the early constructions. The newly resurrected city could glance really diverse. because the rebuilding happened, a very good instance of small-town Italianate structure emerged. This new Rockville regarded a lot assorted than its haphazard Colonial-style predecessor. Three-story brick and stone structures changed haphazard one- and two-story wooden body constructions; concrete sidewalks changed wood walkways; awnings, ornate cornices, and massive architectural iron and glass storefronts turned the traditional. It used to be in the course of those years that Rockville started to resemble the vital American small city it truly is today.

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