Crestline City Hall

No longer exists
121 W. Bucyrus St., Crestline, Ohio


Detail-South Entrance

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey



The Crestline City Hall has stood as a monument to the small central Ohio town's civic pride for 101 years. Built at the height of the City's heyday as a bustling railroad center, the structure was designed and erected by local citizens. The ornate brick and stone building combines an eclectic mix of Victorian, Second Empire, Italianate, and Gothic Revival architectural elements. The decline of the condition of the Crestline City Hall parallels the decline of railroading as the city's economic base. Eventually, the upper floors became abandoned and the City Hall functions were moved elsewhere. The building has also suffered from major alterations and removal of historic fabric. As a result of functional obsolescence and a prohibitively high rehabilitation cost, the building has been replaced and is scheduled for demolition in September of 1990. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1974
Reference number
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
City hall; Government office
Current function
City hall
Period of significance
Significant year


19th Century (37,340)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1889 (677)
Built during 1880s (6,387)
City hall (817)
Crawford County, Ohio (35)
Crestline, Ohio (4)
Ohio (5,107)
Owned by local government (11,501)
Stone (26,161)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2018: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Landmark has been demolished.
  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER