Scranton City Hall

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Scranton City Hall
Scranton city hall.jpg
Partial front elevation, 2007
Location Scranton, PA
Coordinates 41°24′35″N 75°39′42″W / 41.40972°N 75.66167°W / 41.40972; -75.66167Coordinates: 41°24′35″N 75°39′42″W / 41.40972°N 75.66167°W / 41.40972; -75.66167
Built 1888[1]
Architect Edwin L. Walter, Frederick Lord Brown
Architectural style Victorian Gothic Revival
Governing body City of Scranton
NRHP Reference # 81000544
Added to NRHP 1981

Scranton City Hall is located at Washington and Mulberry (US 11/PA 307) streets in the downtown section of that city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is a three-story limestone ashlar Victorian Gothic Revival building with sandstone trim, designed by architects Edwin L. Walter and Frederick Lord Brown and built in 1888.[1]

The main building, on Washington Street, houses the offices of city's mayor and other executive officers — city clerk, comptroller and police chief - and those who work under their immediate supervision. A bridge from the second story connects it to the fire department headquarters, facing Mulberry Street, built at the same time by the same architects in the same style.[1] Since the two form a larger complex,[1] they were listed together when the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Caruso, Anthony. "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Municipal Building and Fire Station 340". Retrieved 2008-02-08.