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Celina in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Celina City Hall

Celina City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2019
1. Celina City Hall Marker
Celina City Hall was built in 1800 at the northeast corner of Lovingston and Main Streets. It exhibits the characteristics of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture popular in the late 1800's. This architectural style is known for its large asymmetrical design, hip or gable roof lines, and cut stone or brick features. The rounded Roman sandstone arch entryway is typical on these buildings. An unusual aspect of the City Hall structure is its tall octagonal tower, which is said to resemble a lighthouse. This may be due to Celina's location on the lake. Because this architectural style is based on such large scale and heavy appearing too expensive to build and was used primarily for public buildings.

When Celina's City Hall was constructed, it housed the city and township offices and supported the fire and police departments. The city jail was located on the first floor; and the second floor, at one time, housed an opera house.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 40° 32.652′ 

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N, 84° 34.253′ W. Marker is in Celina, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 127) 0.1 miles south of Lake Shore Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celina OH 45822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Lake St. Marys Points Of Interest (here, next to this marker); Mercer County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Prehistoric Indians / Historic Indians (here, next to this marker); Early Mercer County History (here, next to this marker); Major Historic Influences (a few steps from this marker); Agriculture, Mercer County's Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Early Celina History (a few steps from this marker); Lake Improvments (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celina.
Celina City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2019
2. Celina City Hall Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 25, 2024