Wooster City Hall

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  • Wooster City Hall
Public Administration
  • City Hall
  • 1887
Key Persons
    • 538 N. Market St., Wooster, 44691, Ohio, United States
Wooster City Hall
Alternative names Municipal Building, City Hall
General information
Status City and County Administration Office
Address 538 N. Market St.
Town or city Wooster, Ohio
Country United States
Groundbreaking 1887, original
Opening 1964, 2nd building
Design and construction
Architect Dalton and Dalton

WostrOldCityHall.jpg Wooster City Hall (1887) - Built in 1887 and razed in 1962 Wooster's old City Hall was one of a kind. Jail cells were in the basement and a few city offices at the front on the main floor, along with an auditorium and stage, many remember as the City Opera House. On the second floor was a balcony and city council rooms. At the rear of the big brick building was the city's fire station.

Practically every event that went on at the old City Hall drew a crowd, whether it was a concert, a play, a speech, or a City Council meeting. The stage on the main floor of the building provided a place for entertainment that featured both local talent and many famous people of their time, including William Jennings Bryant and John Philip Sousa.[1]

The old Wooster City Hall was a real community center in its day. More details

Quick Facts

Newspaper articles

  • July 31, 1901: "Want Their Share: Claim an Eight Interest in Lot Upon Which City Hall is Built", Wooster Republican, p. 5.

  1. The Daily Record, 1993-AUG-24, Fuddy-Duddys (And Others) Remember Old City Hall by Elinor Taylor.