Old Richmond City Hall

Elijah E. Myers
1887-94



The front (east) facade

This four-story Victorian Gothic city hall with a fantasy skyline has elaborate carved ornament with emphasis on the corners. The northeast corner rises higher with a dominant clock tower. This massive granite building, located on capitol square adjacent to Jefferson's Capitol Building, is now superceded by the "new" city hall. The Detroit architect Elijah E. Myers designed several state capitol buildings.
 

Center: south side; Right: main front entrance

The recently restored building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 

Views of the back (west) facade

 

Views of the back (west) facade

 

Views of the north side




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