Address: 40 Public Square
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Year Built: 1963
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: City of Mount Vernon

The construction of City Hall was the result of a larger Colonial Revival movement that occurred throughout Mount Vernon in the mid-20th century.  Prominently located on the northeast corner of the Public Square, this raised two-story building is divided into a central section flanked by two perpendicular wings.  In the center of the building is a narrow octagonal cupola with a conical cap.  Within the pediments of each wing is an oculus window, and a thin, subtle course of copper lines the bottom of the pediments to lend even more detail.  The main entrance is defined by transom and sidelights, and is topped by a swan-neck pediment common in many Colonial Revival buildings.  The entrance pediment rests on top of two simple square pilasters.  All of the windows in the first floor are topped by flat-arch brick lintels with stone keystones, and rest directly on top of simple stone frieze panels.  A subtle brick belt-course separates the 1st and 2nd stories, and each corner of the building is defined by brick quoins.



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