Structure Type: built works - public buildings - city halls

Designers: Cooper, John M., Company, Incorporated, Architects and General Contractors (firm); John Montgomery Cooper (architect)

Dates: constructed 1937-1938, demolished 1969

2 stories

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300 North D Street
Carousel, San Bernardino, CA 92401

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During FDR's New Deal, the City of San Bernardino obtained some federal money to assist in the replacement of its aging city hall. Ground was broken for this Art Deco-influenced, two-story building in 1937, with completion occurring in 02/1938. This third city hall operated until 1969, when the city administration was temporary relocated to a vacant bank building, while this 1938 building was razed. The fourth and current city hall, designed by architect Cesar Pelli (b. 1926 in Argentina), an employee of the firm of Victor Gruen and Associates, was erected on the site of the third.

PCAD id: 20404