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Municipal Building (City Hall)

By December 19, 2022December 23rd, 2023No Comments

Municipal Building (City Hall), Hartford, Connecticut:

At 550 Main Street is Connecticut’s most ornate Beaux-Arts building ever made for local government. Land for the Municipal Building was donated by banking tycoon J. Pierpont Morgan. The architectural firm of Davis & Brooks won a design competition to lead the project. Construction was completed in 1915. The structure is built of brick faced with Bethel white granite, a copper and tile roof, and doors made of bronze. It has a three-story central atrium decorated with panels depicting the history of the City of Hartford. Guastavino tile vaulting adorns the basement level, while animal statuary and a fountain enhances the exterior. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

They don’t make buildings like this anymore. Prove me wrong!