|Construction of City Hall
The Athens-Clarke County City Hall was built by L.F. Goodrich of Augusta, architect, and J.W. Barnett, contractor. Prior to the construction of City Hall, there existed a small meeting hall / town hall in the middle of Market Street, now Washington Street, built with funds appropriated in 1845. It was built to provide a market on the ground floor where meat was sold. The building also housed the calaboose (jail), and the hall itself was used not only for political meetings, but for theatrical performances by native talent and traveling barnstormers.
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