Wooster City Hall (1887)

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  • Wooster City Hall (1887)
Public Administration
  • City and County Administration
Trading names
  • Wooster City Hall City Hall
  • City Hall
  • 1887
  • 1962
Parent organizations
Key Persons
    • 236 E. Liberty St., Wooster, 44691, Ohio


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.

  • Completion date = 1887
  • Destruction date = 1962
  • Main contractor = David Myers

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Quick Facts

  • 1887 Constructed
  • 1962 Demolished
  1. The Daily Record, 1993-AUG-24, Fuddy-Duddys (And Others) Remember Old City Hall by Elinor Taylor.