Collinsville, Oklahoma
Aug. 1, 2013
City Hall Nears 100th Year
Corner Stone Was Set The First Saturday In August 1913
During Construction
Building First Occupied In Dec. 1913

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P.J. 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.
After 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 -- 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 Wright 8/1/2013
Note: 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
Collinsville 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.
Collinsville City Hall when it had been in use for less than 2 years. -- Ted