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Springfield City Hall (1979), 76 East High Street, Springfield, Clark County, OH



B&W Photos

HB945587
South (main) Elevation Facing Plaza

HB945588
Entrance,looking East

HB945589
Balcony,main Elevation,looking East

HB945590
West And North Elevations

HB945591
North Elevation

HB945592
East And Partial Views Of North And South Elevations

HB945593
Interior,council Chamber

HB945594
Interior,office /corridor

HB945595
Interior,conference Room


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
76 East High Street, Springfield, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-430
Building/structure dates: 1979 initial construction
Significance: The $5.7 million government office building was completed in 1979. The initiation of the project began with the citizens of the community who formed a task force to improve the blighted downtown. With the approval of the City Commission, the citizens formed a Committee of 21, campaigned for a raise in the income tax and won. This money was to be used for several projects in the downtown including parking, construction of a new Police Division headquarters (in combination with the county sheriff's department), and building of a new government office building. The construction of the government building, it was hoped, would be the impetus for the redevelopment of the downtown by those businesses which were downtown already and by those who would be lured downtown by the new construction...The birth of City Hall compares in significance to the birth of Old City Building 90 years before. Both buildings were representative of a move into modern operations, were the most modern facilities for their days, were the impetus for new downtown developments, and became the central focus for citizen activities.

Related Names
Skidmore,Owinss, & Merrill


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. South (main) elevation facing plaza
2. Entrance,looking east
3. Balcony,main elevation,looking east
4. West and north elevations
5. North elevation
6. East and partial views of north and south elevations
7. Interior,council chamber
8. Interior,office /corridor
9. Interior,conference room


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