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“Beautiful Historic Building with Cool Surprise Inside”
Review of City Hall

City Hall
Reviewed 4 October 2013

It is so nice to find an old historic building that has been cared for and is still in use as originally planned. Built in 1861, it has a gorgeous victorian gothic facade and beautiful ironwork staircase at the entrance.
There is a 1909 Westinghouse antique fire engine, which was built in New Haven, at the east end of the first floor. Anyone visiting the downtown area with children should take a moment for the kids to see this immaculately restored piece of history.

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is just an older city hall in one of the nation's more unique cities, but it's not a "must do".

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Found in the rear of the first floor, this tiny office is well run, staff courteous, and very careful about their work. Very efficient. We were officially married in under an hour, bringing our own Justice of the Peace.

Date of experience: December 2012
2  Thank EJ G
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

I'm thinking you mean the actual government center...the New Haven City Hall? There's the old building - great architecture and ambiance and the new building. Like a new building usually is nowadays without any architectural beauty. Maybe there's a restaurant, 'City Hall'. Haven't heard of it, never saw it advertised so I could be really way off base here. If it is the government property, it's definitely not worth a visit....

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Interesting architecture, but the real attraction at City Hall is New Haven's benevolent, progressive government -- of the people, by the people and for the people. Despite its many faults, New Haven city government does it better than just about everyone else in the U.S.

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank Bruce O
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