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2000 Christmas in Columbia Ornament of Opportunity – City Hall

$12.00

In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Babcock Center Foundation proudly presents the 2000 “Official City Ornament.” This year’s ornament depicts City Hall.

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Designed by Supervising Architect of the Treasury Alfred Bult Mullett in 1870, the new court house was to be a stately Renaissance Revival structure. Unlike any other building in Columbia, the unique stone structure was a continuation of the evolving styles drawn by Mullett, who was the Supervising Architect to the Treasury, and therefore reflected a national trend in architecture that was not prominent in the capital city. Built by the federal government just a few years after the Civil War, this structure was a new chapter in Columbia’s history and its evolving streetscape.