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Sistersville City Hall

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1897, Edward Stotz. City Square (bounded by Main and Diamond sts.)
  • Sistersville City Hall (State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History)

Architect Edward Stotz, of Pittsburgh, gave Sistersville a Colonial Revival building that takes full advantage of the street-bound diamond lot originally intended for the county courthouse. As all four sides are equally visible, all have almost equal importance in the design. A broad, three-sided bay centers each facade, creating a complex footprint—something on the order of a diamond within a square. Rising above a stone-faced basement story, the two-story brick structure has a heavy modillioned cornice and a hipped roof. Originally a cupola stood at the center of the roof. Splayed window lintels, brick arches, and a belt course provide decorative touches.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Sistersville City Hall", [Sistersville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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