Photo, Print, Drawing City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, Shasta County, CA
About this Item
- City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding, Shasta County, CA
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Herran, M W
- Stephens, William
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - city & town halls
- - California -- Shasta County -- Redding
- - Significance: Gary Wirth, a California registered architect, has studied the building and classified it as a fine example of Modified Romanesque Revival. Vertical brick pilasters and horizontal corbelling bands are softened by semi-circular arched windows on all four elevations. The stepped brick corbelling at the cornice adds an interesting visual rhythm and defines the top of the exterior wall planes. The original corner cupola will be restored so that it can once again add the kind of visual relationship and importance the northwest corner of the structure had to its site. The cupola was surmounted by a little corona of fancy ironwork and a flag stand. This particular architectural style was characteristic of many buildings in Redding in the late 1800's. Presently, the building is the fourth oldest brick structure in the town and is the oldest building associated with the City government since Redding's incorporation in 1887. In the past, there have been some minor interior and exterior modifications to accommodate the growth of the City offices; however, these alterations have not detracted from the building's original architectural charm, including its scale, materials, colors, textures, shades and shadows. The vine-covered north wall is an important landscape feature. The vine, (Parthenocissus Quinquefolia), was planted in 1910 and has contributed to making the building a landmark. The fact that the vine changes with the seasons adds distinction and diversity to the red brick structure. It should be noted that there is a great deal of public sentiment in support of maintaining the vine on the building. The palm trees in front of the building are regionally significant. In the early 1900.s, southbound travelers would ceremoniously stop and photograph the palms because they provided a stark contrast against the native Northern California vegetation.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-194
- - Survey number: HABS CA-2252
- - Building/structure dates: 1907 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: 1961 Subsequent Work
- Photo(s): 3
- Data Page(s): 6
- Photo Caption Page(s): 1
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS CAL,45-RED,1-
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 3 | Data Page(s): 6 | Photo Caption Page(s): 1
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, M W Herran, and William Stephens. City Hall,Market Street, Redding, Shasta County, CA. California Redding Shasta County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca0996/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Herran, M. W. & Stephens, W. (1933) City Hall,Market Street, Redding, Shasta County, CA. California Redding Shasta County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca0996/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, M W Herran, and William Stephens. City Hall,Market Street, Redding, Shasta County, CA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca0996/>.