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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...

30 December 2009

1874 – Townhall, Sligo, Co. Sligo

Architect: William Hague Designed by William Hague (who was better known for his churches), Sligo Townhall is a well proportioned building in a Lombardo-Romanesque style. The dominant feature is the central clock tower...

30 December 2009

1906 – The Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Architect: William B.Whitie The Mitchell Library was established with a bequest from Stephen Mitchell, a wealthy tobacco manufacturer, whose company, Stephen Mitchell and Son, would become one of the constituent members of the...

30 November 2009

1905 – Bournemouth Municipal Buildings, Hampshire

Architect: F.W. Lacey & C.E. Mallows

23 November 2009

1904 – Hotel de Ville, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Architect: Victor Laloux A very elegant Beaux-Arts style Hôtel de Ville in a prominent site along one of Tours tree lined boulevards. The Hôtel de Ville is one of two important buildings on...

18 November 2009

1905 – Wallasey Town Hall, Lancashire

Architect: Briggs & Wolstenholme Unrealised designs for Wallasey Town Hall as published in The Building News August 4th 1905.