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Pittsburg City Hall & Courthouse
201 W. Fourth
Built 1900 - Lost 1950's
 
 
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City Hall
- no postmark (c1901-1907)
City Hall
- no postmark (c1907-1914)
City Hall
- no postmark (c1907-1914)
City Hall & Courthouse
- photo (c1907-1914)
City Hall
- postmarked 1907
         
City Hall
- postmarked 1911
City Hall
- photo 1912
City Hall
- postmarked 1917
City Hall
- photo (c1940's)
City Hall
- no postmark (c1950's)
         

In uly of 1886, the voters of Pittsburg passed a bond issue of $5,000 to build a city hall and jail. On July 24, 1886 a site was selected just west of the alley between Broadway and Pine. The contract for the new public building was awarded to Fred Massman in the amount of $3,095. The front part of the building housed the city government offices and the rear contained the iron cells of the jail. The city soon outgrew this small building and a new bond issue was put to the voters on Aug 1, 1899 for a larger modern brick structure to be located at the southwest corner of Fourth and Pine. The measure passed and the contract was awarded to Fred Wiswell on Dec 6, 1899 to build the new facility. When the building was completed in 1900 and opened for business it housed not only the city offices but offices of the District Court, the city jail and the city library. This building was torn down in the 1950's and replaced with the ugly, architecturally lacking, one-story structure that currently houses the city government.

 
Updated August 2013

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