City Hall and Auditorium – Montgomery AL

Description

In a survey of federal projects constructed with PWA funding in 1939:

“The population of Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama, was 66,079 in 1930. Its city hall was destroyed by fire in 1932 and shortly thereafter a grant from the P.W.A. made possible the construction of a new building, which was placed on a site adjoining the State capitol.

It is two stories in height and accommodates the water department, police department, tax collector, health department, engineering department, and the mayor and his staff. In addition, it provides an auditorium with a seating capacity of 2,300, a stage, and miscellaneous offices.

The exterior walls are red brick trimmed with stone, and the building is fireproof throughout and air-conditioned. It is E-shaped in plan with over-all dimensions of 131 by 311 feet. It was completed at a construction cost of $623,815 and a project cost of $687,493.”

A more recent onsite historical marker (pictured here) also WPA assistance in the construction of the building.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
687493

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).
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Location Info


103 North Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Location notes:

Coordinates: 32.378674, -86.307544

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