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Auburn in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

City Hall

 
 
Side 1 - City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 28, 2014
1. Side 1 - City Hall Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
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
Side 2 - City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 28, 2014
2. Side 2 - City Hall Marker
was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1983.
 
Erected 2002 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Heritage Association.
 
Location. 32° 36.49′ N, 85° 28.822′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Tichenor Avenue and North Gay Street, on the right when traveling east on Tichenor Avenue. Click for map. Tichenor Avenue is one-way from west to east. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 Tichenor Avenue, Auburn AL 36830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel (about 700 feet away); Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn (about 700 feet away); Auburn - Alabama (about 800 feet away); The Crescent (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Auburn Guards Reviewed by Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Wilton Burton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lathe (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on the City Hall. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Auburn City Hall ( Former US Post Office) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 28, 2014
3. Auburn City Hall ( Former US Post Office)

 
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Front of City Hall on Tichenor Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 28, 2014
4. Front of City Hall on Tichenor Avenue
Looking East on Tichenor Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 28, 2014
5. Looking East on Tichenor Avenue.
Former US Post Office cornerstone. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 28, 2014
6. Former US Post Office cornerstone.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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