Category Archives: City Hall buildings

Hotel Alcazar: Another Henry Flagler grand hotel

Across the street from the former Ponce de Leon Hotel, developed by East Florida railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler, is another of Flagler’s grand hotels built with the vision of enticing wealthy East Coast elites to the “Ancient City” of … Continue reading

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Four corners in a Square: DeWitt AR

DeWitt, Arkansas boasts a downtown square that was designed as …a continuous street around a public square with one access street in the middle of each block. The northwest, northeast, and southwest corners have unique lots containing buildings with chamfered … Continue reading

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City Hall on River Thames–Updated

The City Hall building on the south bank of River Thames near London’s Tower Bridge is “despite its name…not in and does not serve a city” according to Wikipedia.  It was designed by Norman Foster and constructed between 2000 and … Continue reading

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Former Bank of Itta Bena

The Bank of Itta Bena was chartered by Governor Longino in 1900 with a capital stock of $25,000 (Vicksburg Herald, 07 Jun 1900, p. 2).  In 1902, the bank let a contract for a $10,000 building “to be completed by fall” … Continue reading

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Tampa City Hall

The Eclectic style old City Hall of Tampa was designed by M. Leo Elliott and B. C. Bonfoey and constructed in 1915 by McGucken and Hyer contractors.  The drawings for the city hall were completed in 1914 by H. G. … Continue reading

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