Albion Interactive History / 112 West Cass Street

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings / Downtown

112 W. Cass St, Albion City Hall, 1933-1936

Style +
Georgian Colonial Revival City Hall

Historic Designation +
Albion Area Historical Architectural Survey, 1985
National Register Listed, August 18, 1997

Builder +
Frank Dean, architect
Leon Claucherty, contractor
David Lewis Trine, plasterer

Architecture
The two-story core block is flanked by one-and-one-half-story wings. The building is clad in coursed ashlar veneer. A broken elliptical pediment over flat engaged columns marks the central main entrance of the core building, which is accessed by a set of steps and entrance porch. Fenestration is symmetrical, with core façade windows set in recesses. Flat arches of angled soldiered bricks are used on core block twelve-over-twelve windows, while round arch eight-over-twelve windows are found on the lower level of the wings. These windows are capped by fanlights with tracery. The upper level wing windows are casement type with eight panes per side. These windows rest on a running stone sill course and are capped by broad lintels that are flush with the wall plane. The wings carry hipped roofs while the core is flat roofed. A narrow and flush string course runs above the second floor windows. Above this but below the termination of the wall plane is a narrow projecting stone cornice. Behind the building at the river is a concrete revetment capped by a concrete balustrade with Colonial Revival detailing.

 

Source: National Park Service; Superior Street Commercial Historic District Registration Form. Prepared by Lloyd Baldwin. October 1996.

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