Market House (Oswego, New York)

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Market House
Market House Oswego NY Nov 08.jpg
North-Western Corner of Market House, Oswego NY, November 2008.
Market House (Oswego, New York) is located in New York
Market House (Oswego, New York)
Location 159 Water St., Oswego, New York
Coordinates 43°27′26″N 76°30′39″W / 43.45722°N 76.51083°W / 43.45722; -76.51083Coordinates: 43°27′26″N 76°30′39″W / 43.45722°N 76.51083°W / 43.45722; -76.51083
Area less than one acre
Built 1835
Architect Bone steel,Jacob
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001292[1]
Added to NRHP June 20, 1974

Market House, also known as The Market Hall and The D.L.& W. Hall, is a historic market building located at Oswego in Oswego County, New York. It was built in 1835 and is a massive brick and stone structure overlooking the Oswego River. The structure originally housed several government entities including city hall. A new city hall was constructed in 1870 and completed in 1872.[2] A section of the basement is believed to have been used as a jail. In 1864 the city sold it to the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad, that used it for the next 80 years as office and storage space. The railroad upgraded the building with a bracketed cornice and elaborate cupola.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] The structure is privately owned, and a bar located on the north-most section of the first floor, named "Old City Hall" has been there for many years.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "The Construction Of City Hall". City of Oswego. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Cornelia E. Brooke (April 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Market House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-12-01.  See also: "Accompanying eight photos". 

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