Massachusetts Ave. (east) elevation - Gary Municipal Building, 401 Broadway, Gary, Lake County, IN HABS IND,45-GRAY,1-3.tif

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Title Massachusetts Ave. (east) elevation - Gary Municipal Building, 401 Broadway, Gary, Lake County, IN
Description Maher, Philip Brooks
Depicted place Indiana; Lake County; Gary
Date Documentation compiled after 1933
Dimensions 2.25 x 2.25 in.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Accession number HABS IND,45-GRAY,1-3
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  • Significance: The current City Hall structure was erected in 1927 as an integral element of the Gateway Plan. The Gateway Plan, proposed by the Gary Commerce Club in 1924, was to be designed in such a manner as to create a balanced integration of landscaping and structures providing an aesthetically pleasing "front door" to the city. The Gateway Plan was designed to consist of a park, a court building, and the City Hall at a cost of three million dollars.
  • Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-46
  • Survey number: HABS IN-197
  • Building/structure dates: 1927 Initial Construction
  • Building/structure dates: 1947 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: 1950 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: 1958 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: 1963 Subsequent Work
  • Building/structure dates: 1981 Subsequent Work
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