Jackson City Hall

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Municipal Building
City Hall.png
Jackson City Hall, circa 1960
Jackson City Hall is located in Mississippi
Jackson City Hall
Jackson City Hall is located in the US
Jackson City Hall
Location 203 South President Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°17′52″N 90°10′56″W / 32.29778°N 90.18222°W / 32.29778; -90.18222Coordinates: 32°17′52″N 90°10′56″W / 32.29778°N 90.18222°W / 32.29778; -90.18222
Built 1853-54[1]
Architect William Gibbons; Joseph Willis
Architectural style Greek Revival
Restored 1963-64
NRHP Reference # 69000084
USMS # 049-JAC-0447.1-NR-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 25, 1969
Designated USMS March 5, 1986[2]

Jackson City Hall, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is the seat of municipal government.


Originally constructed in 1846-47 at a cost of $8,000, the building was either enlarged or rebuilt in 1853-54 because of structural problems.[1]

During the American Civil War, the building was used as a hospital and was left standing by Federal troops despite heavy damage inflicted on other buildings throughout Jackson.[3] Speculation was that General Sherman, a Freemason, spared the building because it housed a Masonic Lodge, though a more likely reason is that it housed an army hospital.[4]

The building underwent extensive renovation in 1963-64.[3]

City hall in Jackson, Mississippi.jpg