The Iron Lake Police station
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. This building is actually the Buckland Town Hall, the seat of local government for the town of Buckland, which Thisalong with Shelburne, makes up the village Shelburne Falls.
didn't need to do much to change the Buckland Town Hall Into the Iron
Lake Police Department. All they did was replace the original sign,
which read "Town of Buckland", with one reading. "Iron Lake Police.",
and hang up a few Christmas decorations outside (since the series takes
place in December).
The interiors were shot on a soundstage set at New England Studios.
Where can I find it in real life?
A. The Iron Lake Police station building, is located directly across the street from the Iron Lake Tavern, at 17 State Street, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
Both buildings are on
the west side of the river and the bridge, and State Street runs
north/south past the west end of the iron bridge.
The Police station is located on the west side of State Street, while the Tavern, Is located on the east side of State Street (right next to the bridge).
( We glimpse the Police
station again briefly at 17:37, when Angela drives up, parks, and
sprints across the street to Dexter, who is waiting in front of the
tavern for their date. )
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
Even before filming had started, it was being reported that the
production (then called "Marble") had expressed interest in using the
Buckland Town Hall as a possible filming location. So I made a note of
it and checked out photos of the Town Hall. So it was easy to recognize
when it turned up on the show.
But the local newspapers
made it even easier, by publishing photos shot during the filming, in
which the Town Hall already had the "Iron Lake Police" sign up in front.
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