Town Hall – West Orange NJ

Description

"The new municipal building replaces an old and obsolete structure which was inadequate in size and had no proper facilities for the storage of records. Some of the municipal offices were in temporary buildings, some in rented quarters and there were no garage facilities with the result that the city-owned automobiles had to be stored in public garages. The new building houses all of the city departments. The basement contains a garage, storage space, and a block of six cells. On the first floor are the police headquarters, courtroom, and offices for the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and others. The second floor has offices for the engineer, director, building inspector, the street department, and a drafting room.

The structure is fireproof throughout, the exterior walls being of red face brick with limestone trim.

The overall dimensions are 57 x 165 feet and the building was completed during July 1937, at a construction cost of $209,279. The total project cost was $226,093."

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
226093

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


66 Main St.
West Orange, NJ 07052

Location notes:

Coordinates: 40.778449, -74.239422

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