Norwalk City Hall

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Norwalk City Hall
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Norwalk City Hall is located in Connecticut
Norwalk City Hall
Location 41 North Main Street, South Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°6′0″N 73°25′8″W / 41.10000°N 73.41889°W / 41.10000; -73.41889Coordinates: 41°6′0″N 73°25′8″W / 41.10000°N 73.41889°W / 41.10000; -73.41889
Area less than one acre
Built 1912
Architect Bissell, Frank H.; Barber, Joel D.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 95000282[1]
Added to NRHP March 23, 1995

Norwalk City Hall is located in the South Norwalk section of Norwalk, Connecticut and built in 1912. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 23, 1995.

Norwalk's city hall has since moved to 125 East Avenue. The first and second floors of the old structure later became home to Norwalk Museum, which was operated by the city government. As a museum, the building contained archival material and other items related to Norwalk's culture and history, including documents, items of significance to the history of Norwalk and artwork.

In May 2012, the city removed funding for operation of the museum. The old city hall was not owned by the city, and according to city officials the annual rent was not justified by the several thousand annual visitors. The museum was closed to the public later that month. The city plans to transfer the exhibits and archival documents located at the old city hall to temporary storage and eventually redisplay the material at another location [2]

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External links[edit]

  • Norwalk Museum home page [1]
  • Culinary Menus Web page on the museum [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Koch, Robert. "Norwalk Museum closed a month early to 'secure collection and save money'". The Hour. May 23, 2012, http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/norwalk-museum-closed-a-month-early-to-secure-collection-and/article_624fa581-91f0-5387-8d79-388b0de34bf2.html