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Property Name Dearborn City Hall Complex
Reference Number 14000513
State Michigan
County Wayne
Town Dearborn
Street Address 13615 Michigan Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/25/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture, Politics/Government
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000513.pdf
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The Dearborn City Hall Complex is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places based upon the integrity of its historic fabric and its continued use in its original function as a civic center. The complex meets National Register criterion A for serving as the seat of local government since 1921 for three separate governmental bodies: the Village of Springwells, the City of Fordson, and the consolidated City of Dearborn. It meets criterion B for its association with both Mayor Orville Hubbard and Mayor Clyde Ford and their connection to Dearborn's governmental activities and the early automobile industry that shaped America's culture. The complex also meets criterion C as an excellent example of early 20th century American civic architecture designed in the Colonial Revival style that was a defining characteristic of architect Marcus Burrowes' public work. The period of significance encompasses the time frame from the construction of the city hall building in 1921 to 1963, reflecting the on-going significance of the complex as the home of Dearborn city government.

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