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City Hall, Commerce Street, West Point, Mississippi


At the turn of the century, progressive citizens began to plan for the construction of a City Hall that would centralize the location of the city offices as well as add to the development and pride of the town. In 1905 it was voted to accept a lease on land from the M & O Railroad for location of the building that would house the City Hall. But, the amendment to the charter was not signed by the Governor until 1909. Construction was begun immediately and as a crowning touch, the big clock added to the tower, a West Point landmark for over 90 years.

    Burt Stuart, Architect
    J.H. Larue, Builder
    B. Y. Rhoads, Manager

The above photographs were taken in May, 2001.

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