“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

City Hall

City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 16, 2020
1. City Hall Marker
City Hall is the municipal headquarters and the administrative seat for the Town of Ocean City. The Mayor and the City Council meet on the first and third Monday of the month and conduct work sessions on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

The building now known as City Hall was constructed in 1915 on 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue to house a State Normal School (teachers' college). This was the first brick building in Ocean City. The Normal School only lasted two years and the building became the Ocean City High School. Eventually it housed the elementary grades as well. Ocean City High School merged with Berlin's Buckingham High School in 1954 to form Stephen Decatur High School; the elementary grades remained in the building until the construction of Ocean City Elementary School on the mainland in 1965.

City hall has undergone numerous renovations over the years to better serve the public. Its classic dome is an iconic symbol for Ocean City and the downtown area.

When the elementary school moved to West Ocean City, the building was renovated and became City
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Hall. Over the years, many improvements have been made in order to make the facility more accessible to the public, including televised meetings. During regular business hours, visitors can view additional displays along the corridors which highlight Ocean City through the years.

Erected 2016 by Ocean City Museum Society, Inc.; The Greater Ocean City, Maryland Chamber of Commerce; HMRA Inc. of Ocean City, Maryland; Ocean City Development Corporation; Friends of Youth; Kate Bunting Family Partnership; An Eagle Scout project by William B. Rothermel, BSA Troop 261.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 38° 20.079′ N, 75° 5.084′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue (Maryland Route 528), on the right when traveling west on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 3rd St, Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Students of Ocean City High School in World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); World Trade Center Beam (approx. ¼ mile away); Life Saving Station
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 16, 2020
2. City Hall Marker
The marker is directly in front of the City Hall building.
(approx. ¼ mile away); "Bay Breeze" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fishing Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pier Ballroom & Bandshell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Three Ton Tire (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 30, 2023