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Town Hall, built 1932.

Town Hall, built 1932.

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Title:
Town Hall, built 1932.
Description:
Started in 1928, the Administration Building Committee was required to get permission from the State Legislature to build on Saltonstall Park. By 1930 they started to build. Completed in 1932, there is a bust of Washington and Lincoln on the front facade of the building. The cornerstone conceals a copper box with memoranda. The Selectmen's hearing room features wainscotting and chandeliers. In the basement are the vaults and the fire alarm room (no longer housed there). Corinthian columns are recessed over the entrance. The fourth floor is set back from the lower walls. Cost, with furnishings, was $230,000. Designed by R. Clipston Sturgis.
Date:
1932
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
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 2323