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Portland City Hall

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Identification

Portland City Hall
124755

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Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
concrete
copper
granite
applied masonry
light gray
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

city hall
governmental office restaurant theater/opera

Facts

  • The design of the Portland City Hall is based loosely on a French Renaissance Hotel de Ville. It was built with granite from North Jay, Maine.
  • The courtyard in front of the entrance moderates the building's apparent size in relation to the street.
  • The building houses a 3,000 seat auditorium with the famous Kotzchmar organ, one of the largest in the world with over 6,500 pipes.
  • This building is home to the famous Merrill Auditorium, which is the venue for the Portland Symphony, performances from the PORTopera company, and hosts local and national acts as well.
  • The staging area for the construction site & crane cost $400,000 alone, which was 25% of the total restoration project's budget.
  • In 2006, an effort began to restore the city hall's clock tower, with rennovations continuing into early 2007.

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Location

389 Congress Street
389 Congress Street
04101
Portland
Maine
U.S.A.

Technical Data

165.00 ft
130.00 ft
4
1909
1912
2007
2

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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