Another masonry block, this one mansarded, is the city hall. It has mansarded towers in each corner and one at the center of the front elevation with a second-floor porch for imagined mayoral proclamations, and originally a circular cupola on top. A long slope for the entrance stairs was meant for majesty of approach. Inside, a watercolor perspective of the original building from Johnston's office hangs in the much revamped first-floor hall.
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Newport City Hall
1898–1900, J. D. Johnston. 1927, interior and top floor destroyed by fire; rebuilt, W. Cornell Appleton. 43 Broadway (at Bull St.)
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