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  Municipal Courts Building Constructed
Category:  Architecture
Brief Description:  Designed by Thomas Walsh and constructed in 1870, the Municipal Courts Building was the first public building in the city to be constructed in the Second Empire style, which came into fashion across the nation during this time. The location of the Municipal Courts Building at 12th and Clark Streets was the first indication of westward expansion away from the riverfront. Its construction began the physical transformation of the city that continued throughout the post-war decades. The buildingĀ“s circular rotunda was an enormous space that provided a major attraction for many visitors. Its location was hoped to be part of a new civic center for the City. The building consolidated a number of city departments that had previously been housed at several locations throughout the City.
Year:  1870
Decade:  1870 - 1879
Beginning Date:    1869
Ending Date:    1870

Municipal Courts Building, Old



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