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18 February 2011

1873 – Bolton Town Hall, Lancashire

Architects: Hill & Woodhouse A Grade II* listed Town Hall designed by William Hill and George Woodhouse and opened in June 1873 by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. In the 1930s, the building...

14 February 2011

1857 – Design for Halifax Town Hall, Yorkshire

Architect: George Gilbert Scott Perspective View published in The Building News, October 23rd 1857.

15 January 2011

1856 – Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire

Architect: James Paterson The construction of Blackburn’s original, Italian renaissance style town hall was completed in 1856 at a cost of £35,000. It originally housed a police station with 18 cells, a large...

12 November 2010

1879 – New Town Hall, Loftus, Yorkshire

Architect: E.R. Robson Perspective view and ground plan published in The Building News, May 30th 1879. Loftus Town Hall was built by the Earl of Zetland, erected by Mr Thomas Dickenson of Saltburn,...

20 October 2010

1886 – New Hotel de Ville, Neuilly, Paris, France

Architect: M. Andre Perspective View published in The Architect, January 2nd 1886. Largely complete as designed except for the small tower.

06 July 2010

1883 – Elgin Town Hall, Morayshire, Scotland

Architect: Matthews & Mackenzie Published in The Building News, October 12th 1883. Destroyed by fire in 1939 shortly after the start of the Second World War. Replaced by a fine modernist post-war building...

25 June 2010

1890 – New Town Hall, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Architect: William Hill & Charles Bevis A suitable site for a new Town Hall was found at Landport, at what had formerly been the residence of Sir Thomas Ridge, but was at that...

25 June 2010

1863 – New Mairie, Paris

As published in The Builder, November 14 1863.

21 June 2010

1674 – Hotel de Ville, Lyon, France

Architect: Jules Hardouin-Mansart The Town Hall on place des Terreaux, was rebuilt in 1674 after a fire, by architects Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de Cotte. In 1792 during the French Revolution, the half-relief...