You are here
Haxtun City Hall (First National Bank)
Haxtun (1888, 4,028 feet), laid out as a grid by a subsidiary of the Burlington railroad, blossomed by 1920 into a town of 1,118 people, its peak population. Its elegant city hall, built as a bank, is a survivor of that era. White marble trim adds Colonial Revival frosting to the red brick, single-story building with a prominent corner clock. A pediment over the entry transom is repeated in a larger edition overhead at the cornice level. Paired marble pilasters on the face and single ones on the other elevations give the building a light verticality. Inside, the original terrazzo floors, marble baseboards, hardwood counters, two safes, leaded and etched glass windows, and high, open-beam ceilings are intact. After the Great Depression wiped out the bank's assets, the building was restored as the city hall in 1939.
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.