Thursday, November 29, 2012

"New" City Hall



Our City Hall is nestled between Memorial Park and the Police and Fire Facilities, across Sierra Madre Boulevard and down the street from Old City Hall

In 1969, the city purchased land belonging to the Woman's Club, and in 1973, the Club's building was demolished (the Woman's Club moved down the street, to the Essick House).  The present City Hall was then constructed, and dedicated on May 8, 1976.  In March of that same year, a time capsule was placed in front of the flag pole at the entrance to the City Hall.

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  1. I remember that cool time capsule - your city hall is pretty and makes me think immediately of buildings out west...something about the warm tones and textures, so different from east coast buildings:)

    (I was also drawn to that defunct NYC pumpkin:) I was thinking it might be an inflatable toy...? Or do pumpkins really grow that big, haha.)

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    1. I definitely think it has a western/Spanish flair. When I think of east coast buildings, I think of a lot of cement, marble, etc. And always on a much grander scale!

      Inflatable toy - didn't think of that. Will have to look again! I do think they get that big, though!

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  2. i like the outdoor hallways with the vinery...i wonder when they will open the capsule..when we used to live in georgia, our little town has a time capsule at the old courthouse waiting to open...you can see it here http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM6N2R_Walton_Co_Time_Capsule_Monroe_GA
    and you can see more of the courthouse on my blog right here: http://monroega.blogspot.com/2008/04/walton-county-courthouse.html which i just noticed was my very first posting on the blog! haha! looking back on the comments makes me wonder what happened to some of the cdp community peeps of back then!

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    1. The vines are our famous Wistaria. Can't wait to get a photo of it when it is blooming. I started the blog in April of last year, so I just didn't sneak that in.

      Looking forward to seeing your town's time capsule and courthouse. Fun that it was your very first posting! Will go and check it out, now.

      I guess people just move on, huh? I hope to stay with it forever! :)

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  3. I love the way you framed the building with the tree. Very professional photography going on! Marie

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    1. Why thank you, Ms. Marie! You are definitely going to be on the payroll, if you keep this up! :)

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  4. I love the time capsule idea, and I wish Sierra Madrealinoites much good use of the building. But I must say, the old one is soooo pretty!

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    1. I agree with all of that. Not sure why they decided to move from the old building - probably lack of space? But that old one? Too pretty!!

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    2. Probably lack of space, as you say. We must be practical when it comes to city business. I love that the old one's a B&B. I will have to stay there by myself as a queen bed is too small for my husband.

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    3. I guess practicality is important, isn't it? Guess you could have your own little getaway there!

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  5. I like the tiled roof...ha ha! I do!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing that tree in bloom.

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    1. I like it too! The thing that will really bloom wil be the vine on the corridor in the background. It's stunning when it happens, and the smell?? Divine!

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