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City Hall

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1888, Edwin L. Walter. N. Washington Ave. at Mulberry St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

This city hall aspires to grandeur: tall spiky towers and pinnacles reach toward the sky, framing a series of picturesque Victorian Gothic vignettes in sandstone. Inside, the council chamber is a stencil-decorated double-height public space, illuminated by large stained glass windows. A miniature Bridge of Sighs connects City Hall to the later Fire Headquarters (1905, Frederick Lord Brown) on Mulberry Street.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "City Hall", [Scranton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 486-486.

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