Menasha City Hall & Fire Station, 124 Main Street, Menasha, Winnebago County, WI
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124 Main Street, Menasha, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS WI-306
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1933 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
Significance: The significance of the Menasha City Hall is threefold: first, it is the oldest city hall still standing in the Fox River Valley and was one of the first construction; second, it was designed by noted Appleton architect, Charles Hove and is closely associated with the mayoralty of industrialist and civic leader, P.V. Lawson, Jr.; and third, its construction marks a turning point in the history of Menasha's city government and community identity.
Lawson, P. V.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF WEST FRONT
2. VIEW TO NORTHEAST
3. VIEW TO NORTHWEST
4. VIEW OF SOUTH FRONT
5. VIEW OF NORTH REAR
6. DETAIL OF MAIN ENTRANCE, SOUTH FRONT
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