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11 March 2010

1875 – Town Hall, Chorley, Lancashire

Architect: John Ladds & W.H. Powell A local landmark which has recently been restored. It includes a magnificent ballroom – known as the Lancastrian.

26 January 2010

1896 – Former Rathmines Town Hall, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Around the city centre of Dublin was many smaller independent towns including Rathmines. Although now considered part of the city centre, Rathmines boasts the most impressive of the townhalls...

26 January 2010

1883 – Sinclairtown Town Hall and Library, Fife, Scotland

Architect: Campbell Douglas & Sellars The burghs of Pathhead, Linktown, Gallatown and Sinclairtown were amalgamated into the royal burgh of Kirkcaldy in 1876.

20 January 2010

1879 – Former Pembroke Town Hall, Merrion Road, Dublin

Architect: E.H. Carson Now used by the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee, the former Pembroke Town Hall was designed by E.H. Carson, the father of Edward Carson, the Unionist Leader, in 1879....

19 January 2010

1622 – Rathaus, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Jakob Wolff Behind this Renaissance palazzo, is an older Gothic Rathaus built in 1332-40. As Nuremberg became wealthier and more important, it was felt that a new and grander Rathaus (Townhall) was...

13 January 2010

1474 – Rathaus, Kempten, Bavaria

The Rathaus or Townhall has a fine if unusual principal facade which faces onto the Rathausplatz. Bounded on all sides by streets, the Rathaus once had an arcaded ground floor perhaps for use...

13 January 2010

1370 – Townhall, Ulm, Baden Wurttemburg

The fine Gothic-Renaissance Ulm Town Hall of 1370 is decorated with brightly coloured frescos. Everything on this building has been decorated or is there for decorative effect from the figurative gargoyles, window surrounds,...

11 January 2010

1883 – Town Hall, Westminster, London

Architect: Lee & Smith An un-realised design for a town hall for Westminster in London. Published in The Building News, July 27th 1883.

06 January 2010

1859 – Town Hall, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Architect: John Murray Built in 1859 for the Corn Exchange Company, but the cost of building it put the company into liquidation and so the Town Commissioners bought it for 4,000 pounds. The...