"...the town halls of Victoria's reign.... grew up to fulfil the needs of the rapidly developed towns... In them new wealth, new patrons and a new language of architecture opened the door to a rich and sometimes strange variety of buildings" (Cunningham 1).

"The Town Hall itself must astonish many a Londoner, unaccustomed as yet to the idea of a great municipal organisatiom, when he beholds it for the first time" (about Manchester Town Hall, Dolman 38).

Leyton Town Hall

London and Greater London

Regional Town Halls and Civic Buildings

Sheffield Town Hall

Town Halls and Civic Buildings outside Britain

Town Hall, Ciechanow

Bibliography

Cunningham, Colin. Victorian and Edwardian Town Halls. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.

Curl, James Stevens. Victorian Architecture. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1990 (see "Civic Buildings," pp. 287-89).

Dolman, Frederick. Municipalities at Work: The Municipal Policy of Six Great Towns, and Its Influence on Their Social Welfare. London: Metheun, 1895. Internet Archive. Web. 9 March 2013.


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