Old City Hall

School and Providence Sts., Boston, Massachusetts

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Old City Hall

Photo taken by Michael Miller in July 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

One of the first major structures in the French Second Empire style in the U.S.; built in 1862-65, it is a monumentally scaled four-story granite building. Its success contributed to the popularity of Second Empire-style public buildings throughout the Nation in the 1870s and 80s. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 30, 1970

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1970
Reference number
70000687
Architectural style
Victorian: Second Empire
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
City hall
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1862; 1865

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  • July 21, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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