Wellesley Town Hall

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Wellesley Town Hall
Wellesley Town Hall.jpg
Wellesley Town Hall is located in Massachusetts
Wellesley Town Hall
Location Wellesley, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°17′52″N 71°17′30″W / 42.29778°N 71.29167°W / 42.29778; -71.29167Coordinates: 42°17′52″N 71°17′30″W / 42.29778°N 71.29167°W / 42.29778; -71.29167
Built 1883
Architect Shaw & Hunnewell
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000295[1]
Added to NRHP April 30, 1976

Wellesley Town Hall is located at 525 Washington Street in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Occupying a prominent location in Hunnewell Park near the town's central business district, this Romanesque stone building was designed by Shaw & Hunnewell and built between 1881 and 1886. Its construction was funded by, and it was built on land donated by, H. H. Hunnewell. The east end of the building, which was finished first, was opened as the public library in 1883, whose initial collection was also funded by Hunnewell. The building is a striking example of the then-fashionable Richardsonian Romanesque, although it also exhibits French Chateau features seen by the architects during travels in Europe.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Wellesley Town Hall". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-09.