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Hartford Connecticut ~ Municipal Building Atrium ~ Historical Building

Hartford Connecticut ~ Municipal Building Atrium ~ Historical Building

When the new Connecticut State Capitol was built in 1878, the Old State House became Hartford’s City Hall until 1915, when a new Municipal Building was completed. This building’s Beaux-Arts design was chosen after an architectural competition which required that the new structure resemble the Old State House. And as everyone still thought of the earlier building as “City Hall,” the new one would not take that name but was instead to be known as the “Municipal Building.” In addition to the neoclassical ornamentation on the exterior, the structure, designed by Davis and Brooks, is notable for its impressive three-story central atrium.
NRHP 351

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Photo taken @ H on 20 July 2009 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 69 Million Views / Flickr)

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