City Hall

City Hall (HM1IJS)

Location: Auburn, AL 36830 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 36.49', W 85° 28.822'

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In 1846, Auburn's founder, Judge John J. Harper deeded the property on this corner to Simeon Perry, as town agent for two of the earliest public schools in Auburn. A member of the settlement party, Perry laid out the original boundaries of the City of Auburn. In 1931, the City of Auburn donated this land for a larger post office. Congress gave $90,000 for its construction and the building was completed in 1933, while Levi Knapp was Postmaster. First class status was attained here in 1940 under Postmaster Homer Wright, and it served as the post office until 1991. It was at least the seventh location for town postal service.

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The City of Auburn bought the building in 1992 for $375,000. In 1999, the City Council voted to renovate it as City Hall. It was dedicated in 2001. The building has a "Starved-Classical," symmetrical style, with pointed pediments, typical of Federal Depression architecture. These elements have been preserved through several additions and renovations. Postmasters who served Auburn on this site: Levi A. Knapp; Homer Wright; Mrs. Katherine Wright; Jay G. Hitchcock; Harold Nall; Charles M. Dawson; Bill Kitchen; J. Dan McLaughlin. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1983.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Heritage Association
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Date Added Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 642589 N 3608868
Decimal Degrees32.60816667, -85.48036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 36.49', W 85° 28.822'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 36' 29.4" N, 85° 28' 49.32" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 162-198 Tichenor Ave, Auburn AL 36830, US
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