Charleston City Hall

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Charleston City Hall
Charleston City Hall Apr 09.JPG
Charleston City Hall, April 2009
Charleston City Hall is located in West Virginia
Charleston City Hall
Charleston City Hall is located in the US
Charleston City Hall
Location Court and Virginia Sts., Charleston, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°21′2″N 81°38′20″W / 38.35056°N 81.63889°W / 38.35056; -81.63889Coordinates: 38°21′2″N 81°38′20″W / 38.35056°N 81.63889°W / 38.35056; -81.63889
Built 1921
Architect H. Rus Warne; Higgenbotham, A.G.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Renaissance
NRHP Reference # 88000639[1]
Added to NRHP June 06, 1988

Charleston City Hall is a historic city hall located at Charleston, West Virginia. It was constructed in 1921 in the Neoclassical style. It is located opposite the Kanawha County Courthouse, at the center of downtown Charleston. The major, or entrance, elevation faces Virginia Street with monumental design features and walls clad in smooth gray limestone. The equally impressive limestone-faced Court Street facade presents a grand prospect which runs southward for nearly a block between Virginia Street and Kanawha Boulevard. These two elevations are entirely formal in design because they were intended to face the courthouse and principal city thoroughfare. The four-story building is centered with a colossal engaged colonnade of six fluted Doric columns, which rises three-stories in support of a massive cornice. The interior features a grand entrance lobby, and classically designed stairhall and council chambers.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). Charleston City Hall. State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. 2009-04-04.