Jackson City Hall

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Municipal Building
City Hall.png
Jackson City Hall, circa 1960
Jackson City Hall is located in Mississippi
Jackson City Hall
Location 203 South President Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°17′52″N 90°10′56″W / 32.29778°N 90.18222°W / 32.29778; -90.18222Coordinates: 32°17′52″N 90°10′56″W / 32.29778°N 90.18222°W / 32.29778; -90.18222
Built 1853-54[1]
Architect William Gibbons; Joseph Willis
Architectural style Greek Revival
Restored 1963-64
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 69000084
USMS # 049-JAC-0447.1-NR-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 25, 1969
Designated USMS March 5, 1986[2]

Jackson City Hall, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is the seat of municipal government.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.[3] 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.[4]

The building underwent extensive renovation in 1963-64.[3]


City hall in Jackson, Mississippi.jpg


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