Market Hall

Market Hall

Syracuse's Market Hall, renamed City Hall in the same year as the Third Annual National Woman's Rights Convention (1852). This photo was taken circa 1889; the bell tower was a late addition (1857) and was not part of the structure at the time of the Woman's Rights Convention.

City Hall 1895

City Hall 1895

Syracuse City Hall as it appeared in 1895, just three years after its completion. At that time the building faced the Erie Canal, with its main entrance on Water Street; the side seen here is now the rear of the structure. The rescue boat Good News floats in the canal basin in front of the building.

City Hall 1925

City Hall 1925

One year before this photo was taken in 1925, the Erie Canal had been filled in where it passed through downtown Syracuse. City Hall's rear entrance, facing Washington Street, became its main entrance. "Syracuse Bids You Welcome," says the illuminated sign.

Syracuse City Hall

Syracuse City Hall

A contemporary view of Syracuse City Hall.

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