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West Salem in Wayne County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

West Salem City Hall

 
 
West Salem City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 6, 2017
1. West Salem City Hall Marker
Inscription. The West Salem City Hall reflects a late-1800s municipal trend to house many civic functions under one roof. The fire station, jail, and council chambers occupied the ground level, while the second floor hosted a public auditorium, or "opera house". Designed by native son William K. Shilling, later an internationally prominent architect, the Romanesque-style building was completed in 1899 at a cost of $9,077 and soon became the center of civic life in West Salem. Band concerts, vaudeville shows, town meetings, and graduation ceremonies were conducted in the opera house during its heyday before World War II. During the Cold War it was designated as a Civil Defense emergency field hospital. It remains a focal point of the West Salem community.
 
Erected 2001 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The West Salem Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number I-85.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 58.303′ N, 82° 6.574′ W. Marker is in West Salem, Ohio, in Wayne County. Marker is on South Main Street (Ohio Route 301), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
West Salem City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 6, 2017
2. West Salem City Hall Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: West Salem OH 44287, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Polk Veterans Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sullivan Veterans Monument (approx. 7 miles away); Sullivan Veterans War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Studebaker (approx. 10 miles away); Huntington Civil War Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Horr Cheese House, 1865 / Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929) (approx. 10.6 miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 10.8 miles away); Ashland County Veterans Memorial Bridge (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
West Salem City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 6, 2017
3. West Salem City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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