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Old Town Hall.

Old Town Hall.

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Title:
Old Town Hall.
Description:
Main Street on the corner of Church Street. Note the RR crossing on Church Street and that Lenox Barber shop is missing to the right of the building. 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.
Format:
Postcards/Cards
Genre:
Postcards
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
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 2408