|Salem City Hall, 93 Washington St., Salem, MA|
This Greek Revival building was constructed in 1836-7 with funds from the U.S. Treasury surplus. Its facade is granite, but the other walls are brick. The gilded American eagle on the roof is a copy of the original by Samuel McIntire that once was on the wooden gateway (taken down in 1850) at the entrance to Salem Common.
|(courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum; special thanks to Bryant F. Tolles, Jr.)||close window|