Jackson City Hall
Jackson City Hall, circa 1960
|Location||203 South President Street, Jackson, Mississippi|
|Architect||William Gibbons; Joseph Willis|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||69000084|
|Added to NRHP||November 25, 1969|
|Designated USMS||March 5, 1986|
Jackson City Hall, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is the seat of municipal government.
Originally constructed in 1846-47 at a cost of $8,000, the building was either enlarged or rebuilt in 1853-54 because of structural problems.
During the American Civil War, the building was used as a hospital and was left standing by Federal troops despite heavy damage inflicted on other buildings throughout Jackson. Speculation was that General Sherman, a Freemason, spared the building because it housed a Masonic Lodge, though a more likely reason is that it housed an army hospital.
The building underwent extensive renovation in 1963-64.
- Jackson City Hall Fact Sheet Retrieved 2013-07-29.
- "Mississippi Landmarks". Retrieved 2013-07-29.
- National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form (City Hall, Jackson, Mississippi) Retrieved 2013-07-29.
- Jackson History Retrieved 2013-07-29.
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