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Douglas City Hall



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The Douglas City Hall is significant for the vital role it played in the development of the city of Douglas, serving its civic needs in the form of fire station and jail, as well as City Hall. It was designed by the well known Denver architect William Norman Bowman in 1915 and construction was completed in August of 1916. The building indicates the community's structure, organization, spirit and community pride. It represents the growing optimism on the ''lingering frontier'' at the transition from the 19th century frontier to the 20th century.

The City Hall, and its companion building, the County Courthouse (demolished in 1978), were symbols of the hopes and aspirations the inhabitants had for Douglas as it turned from a collection of tents and rude shacks along the banks of the Platte River into a modern city at the dawn of the 20th century. The Douglas City Hall continued to serve the City of Douglas until 1989 at which time the city government moved into another building.



Date Added to Register:
Thursday, March 17, 1994
Converse County
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