Anna Town Hall

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Anna Town Hall
Anna Town Hall angle.jpg
Front and side of the town hall
Anna Town Hall is located in Ohio
Anna Town Hall
Anna Town Hall is located in the US
Anna Town Hall
Location 209 W. Main St., Anna, Ohio[2]
Coordinates 40°23′41″N 84°10′33″W / 40.39472°N 84.17583°W / 40.39472; -84.17583Coordinates: 40°23′41″N 84°10′33″W / 40.39472°N 84.17583°W / 40.39472; -84.17583
Area less than one acre
Built 1880
Architect John W. Carey
NRHP Reference # 78002187[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1978

The Anna Town Hall is a historic brick town hall in Anna, Ohio, United States. Built in 1880,[1] it originally included space for the village offices, a jail, a fire station, and a community theater. The building's brick architecture presents a stark contrast to the majority of buildings in the village, which includes primarily frame structures.[3]

Although the first settlers in the vicinity of modern Anna arrived in 1833, the village was started a quarter century later; it was platted in 1858 by landowner John W. Carey and named for his daughter, Anna Carey. Shortly after the village incorporated in 1877, the need for a community government building became apparent, and the present structure was erected on the main road from the canal town of Minster to a rail line operated by a predecessor of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.[3] In recognition of its place in local history and of its well-preserved historic architecture, the Anna Town Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Contact Us, Village of Anna. Accessed 2009-06-11.
  3. ^ a b Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1271.

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