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Charlevoix City Hall

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1939, G. Harold Thompson; mid-1980s addition; 2005 rehabilitation, Jim Nichols of Fuller-Nichols. 210 State St.
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

Executed in yellowish-brownish Indiana sandstone, the Moderne city hall funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) is a flat roofed, two-story version of the upright and wing form of scheme. Stylized machine-carved rectangles ornament panels between upper- and lower-story windows, and the recessed entrance telescopes to the door. Thompson (b. 1903), a native of Cheboygan who was trained at Chicago Technical College and worked in Chicago as a draftsman and supervising architect, designed the city hall and Muskegon Construction built it.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Charlevoix City Hall", [Charlevoix, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 417-417.

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