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Lancaster Municipal Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 54.016 W 078° 40.217
17T E 690202 N 4752372
Quick Description: The Lancaster Municipal Building has been the center of government of the Village of Lancaster, New York since 1940.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/21/2007 6:28:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM15G8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 14

Long Description:
The Lancaster Municipal Building is significant architecturally as a locally significant example of the Moderne style of design, and also as an example of the work of Buffalo architects Hudson and Hudson.

On the site once stood the mid-19th century American Hotel (later known as the Village Inn) and the 1896 fire hall. In 1936, a right-of-way was given by the Village to Erie County to accommodate a major Works Progress Adminitration project involving improvements to Broadway. The Hotel was no longer standing and the right-of-way necessitated the removal of the fire hall during the summer of 1936.

Construction began May 13, 1939 and was completed the following year at a total cost of $127,500. It has served as the center of the Village of Lancaster government since that time.
Street address:
5423 Broadway
Lancaster, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 1999

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Government: City Hall

Current function: Government: City Hall

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2007 To: 12/31/2007

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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