LIBERTY - The new City Hall, designed similar to a library in the historic South Shore area of Massachusetts, has a colonial look on the exterior. As one enters the interior with its black tile floors, taupe walls with white trim, and tall palladian windows with white shutters, they find a modern up-to-date building.
Open house is planned 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday to allow guests to get a better view of one of the town's newest government buildings in the downtown area. Arts and crafts from local artisans will be on display in the new $242,000 building at the corner of Middleburg Street and Beldon Avenue.
Mayor Steve Sweeney said the cost covered construction of the brick building, parking lot and landscaping. The original estimate was $389,000, but city employee Donald Wilson acted as construction manager to keep the costs down.
Sweeney said a lot of people had input into planning the building. He liked the layout of the Cohasset, Mass., public library, and the city agreed to model the building after that. The sign, which has 23-karat gold leaf painted on a black background, was designed in Cohasset.