Salmon City Hall and Library

200 Main St., Salmon, Idaho

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Salmon City Hall & Library

1. South Front

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Salmon City Hall and Library building has exceptional architectural significance as an example of the art deco style. The influence of the architectural firm of Tourtellotte and Hummel, would have been unlikely to reach this out-of-the-way location but for the centralization of design opportunities afforded by the federal programs (WPA) of the 1930's. The native sandstone was quarried and the building constructed with WPA labor. Frank Hummel is cited as the senior architect for the project. This building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places on 11/17/82 as part of a thematic nomination of Tourtellotte and Hummel Architecture in Idaho. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS ID-98)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1982
Reference number
82000352
Architectural style
Modern Movement: Art Deco
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Courthouse; Library; Government office
Current functions
Library; Courthouse
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1939
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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