Sunday, March 27, 2011

99. Cincinnati City Hall

Built in 1893 and designed by Samuel Hannaford, the city hall building is a H.H. Richardson inspired Romanesque style building. The building is highlighted on the outside by a nine story clock tower and large blocks of stone when is common in Richardson’s work. The building has many stained glass windows with a variety of themes related to the history of the city and the interior is as equally impressive with marble stairways, mosaic floors, decorative ironwork, and murals. There are also several ceiling paintings created by Cincinnati artists John Rettig, Walter Beck, and Frank Duveneck. Cincinnati City Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places and tours are available.

The building still serves as city hall and contains the mayor’s office, city council, the city manager’s office, and various city departments.

Cincinnati City Hall
801 Plum Street, Downtown