Hall Nears 100th Year
Stone Was Set The First Saturday In August 1913
Building First Occupied In Dec. 1913
(email questions/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ted Wright -- last update 8/1/2013 (CityHallCornerStone100th.html)
Copyright 2013 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Duffy built Collinsville City Hall, the first two Collinsville High Schools
(1909 & 1912), and several other downtown Collinsville buildings. Harry
Hamilton was the city hall architect.
the December 2001 City Hall fire I put together a CD containing a portion
of the history of Collinsville's City Hall. It has not been updated
since 2006 and I don't have copies on hand ... but if you would like
to purchase one for $10 contact me at email@example.com.
-- Ted Wright 8/1/2013
Note: With the 1911 opening of two large zinc smelters Collinsville was
a prosperous place with three newspapers (News, Star & Times), and three
banks. Before City Hall was completed city offices were housed in various wooden
buildings downtown. Most of Collinsville's brick buildings downtown were built
between 1910 and 1920 (with bricks from Collinsville's brick plant). -- Ted
There is more on Mayor Rowland and his family history in Collinsville (in the
1976 story above by Billie Stitch) but I'm mainly focusing on the corner stone
on this page as it will have been in place for 100 years this weekend (August
3, 2013). Current City Manager Pam Polk is considering a possible ceremony to
celebrate the December 2013 100th anniversary of employees moving into the completed
city hall. -- Ted 8/1/2013
City Hall (and the corner stone) had water from the fire hoses visible in this
photo (above) following the fire that nearly destroyed the building in December
of 2001. The building was not re-occupied until January 2006.
City Hall when it had been in use for less than 2 years. -- Ted