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Crestline City Hall, Bucyrus & Thoman Streets, Crestline, Crawford County, OH

Crestline City Hall, Bucyrus & Thoman Streets, Crestline, Crawford County, OH

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Significance: The Crestline City Hall has stood as a monument to the small central Ohio town's civic pride for 101 years. Built at the height of the City's heyday as a bustling railroad center, the structure was designed and erected by local citizens. The ornate brick and stone building combines an eclectic mix of Victorian, Second Empire, Italianate, and Gothic Revival architectural elements. The decline of the condition of the Crestline City Hall parallels the decline of railroading as the city's economic base. Eventually, the upper floors became abandoned and the City Hall functions were moved elsewhere. The building has also suffered from major alterations and removal of historic fabric. As a result of functional obsolescence and a prohibitively high rehabilitation cost, the building has been replaced and is scheduled for demolition in September of 1990.
Survey number: HABS OH-2362
Building/structure dates: 1889 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1990 Demolished
Building/structure dates: ca. 1943 Subsequent Work



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