Leipsic Village Hall

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Leipsic City Hall
Leipsic City Hall site.jpg
Site of the demolished village hall
Leipsic Village Hall is located in Ohio
Leipsic Village Hall
Location Belmore St., Leipsic, Ohio
Coordinates 41°5′52.4″N 83°59′6″W / 41.097889°N 83.98500°W / 41.097889; -83.98500Coordinates: 41°5′52.4″N 83°59′6″W / 41.097889°N 83.98500°W / 41.097889; -83.98500
Area less than one acre
Built 1904
Architect Charles Henry & Sons
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 79001928[1]
Added to NRHP June 20, 1979

The Leipsic Village Hall was a historic village and township hall in the village of Leipsic in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. Built in 1904,[1] the village hall was a large three-story brick building with a corner tower.[2] For a community as small as Leipsic (population 2,236 at the 2000 census[3]), it was a very elaborate building: the tower was crowned with battlements, and corbelling was used to support a significant portion of the roofline. At one time, the building served a wide range of municipal purposes: besides meeting rooms for elected village and township leaders, it contained space for a jail, the fire station, a community center, municipal offices, a library, and the mayor's courtroom.[4]

In 1979, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the "Leipsic City Hall,"[1] even though Ohio law provides that communities with fewer than five thousand residents are villages.[5] Designation as a historic site on the federal level does not affect the rights of property owners, including their right to demolish the property;[6] therefore, the village of Leipsic has been able to destroy the building.[2] Although the site of the village hall is now occupied by a parking lot,[7] the building remains listed on the National Register.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Leipsic City Hall, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-08-11.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1181.
  5. ^ "Ohio Revised Code Section 703.01(A)". Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  6. ^ National Register of Historic Places Fundamentals, National Park Service, n.d. Accessed 2010-08-11.
  7. ^ Photograph in infobox