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Election Day at Town Hall, 1902.

Election Day at Town Hall, 1902.

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Title:
Election Day at Town Hall, 1902.
Description:
Same year as figure 930 Line# 1181? Built in 1849 and demolished 1937. Town affairs were carried on for ten years without a Town Hall. In 1846 a wooden structure close to the corner of Main and Church Streets was built. Part of Dr. Spring?s property was bought for 25> a square foot. Stone steps ran up the full width. Tall fluted columns of Corinthian style capped with carved acanthus leaves graced the front. The columns supported the front gable. Upstairs was a hall with platform and gallery, capable of seating 300 people. The first floor space was used for town offices, a couple of stores and in the back, a jail.
Date:
1902
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Town Hall
Subjects:
Public buildings--Massachusetts--Watertown
Watertown (Mass.)--Politics and government
Town hall--Massachusetts--Watertown
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Watertown
Massachusetts--Watertown--Politics and government
Municipal buildings--Massachusetts--Watertown
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 4428