My World Tuesday: The Restored Waterbury City Hall

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The City of Waterbury has been restoring its city hall, a Cass Gilbert design that was completed in 1915. The sky was brilliantly blue, and the cleaned-up cupola just gleamed on Sunday morning.

About Cass Gilbert:

Gilbert would go on to build many buildings in New York including the West Street Building, the New York Life Insurance Company Building, the New York County Lawyers Association Building, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and the U.S. Courthouse.

In 1913, Gilbert completed the Woolworth Building in New York City. It would stand as the world’s tallest building for over a decade. His career continued all over America. He worked on the capitol in Arkansas, and he designed the West Virginia Capitol. His last building was the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C.


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  1. dou have a photo of a deer>

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  2. Beautiful restoration of a lovely building! I, too, love the clock and the dome. Thanks, too, for the information about Cass Gilbert. Very interesting -- he had quite a career!

    Have a great week, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  3. THey just don't make them like they used to. I am so glad they are restoring this handsome building. That Abe sure was a wise man.

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  4. Just beautiful. My thoughts were the same as Lisa's. Nothing from today can rival anything from late 19th to early 20th century. Thanks for sharing, Sandy. :)

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  5. It DOES gleam =nay, sparkles. Gorgeous.

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  6. Wow - that is a shiny roof! It looks beautiful!

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  7. Looks great, I like the architectal structure

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  8. Great post and beautiful pictures Sandy!

    Have a nice week :)

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  9. That cupola is absolutely magnificent! Beautiful against that blue sky, too.
    Janice.

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  10. The blue sky makes it perfect, but it's a beautiful building in any weather.

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  11. It looks great! How nice to see look so new.

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  12. I'm glad you "dared" to do the post

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  13. lovely town you live in, so historical.

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  14. A good job has been done I can see :)

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  15. I just love when building are being restores. Too many here are torn down. No kidding blue sky! Wow!

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  16. It's great that the clock's at High Noon - did you plan it that way? That golden cupola was a lovely counterpoint to the blue of the sky.

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  17. I love it when nice buildings are restored. It looks like they did a great job. Nice gold cupola.

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  18. The building looks beautiful under the blue sky.

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  19. Beautiful as welll as interesting post Sandy. The cupola is really a glowing tribute to the face lit and the icing on the cake of the architect.

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  20. what wonderful light on this building..

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  21. Interesting post, I love the clock and the dome. Great photos.

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  22. The town is lucky to have this classic building (not classical- oh never mind!)
    and glad they appreciate it.
    I see an italiante tower in the background too!

    Thanks for sharing this, Sandy


    Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  23. very nice restored building. i love the clock most. thanks for the information about the building. It is always nice if we know something from other places.

    take care

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  24. Anonymous1:06 AM

    Fine building and details.

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  25. what a beautiful sight to behold, the pictures i mean...:)

    :)

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  26. Great shots! And a fabulous job they did on the cupola and clock.

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  27. Old buildings should be restored to their former glory. They are full of character with their domes and clock.

    Beauriful shot.

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  28. The clock looks like gold. Great restoration!

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  29. That looks a beautiful building.

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  30. Sandy: That is a neat building and wonderfully restored.

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  31. Love the gleaming hand :)

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  32. What a nice job they did ...

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  33. Also love the gleaming hand and that proud dome.

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  34. Can it really be true that I missed this?? Surely not. Brilliant shooting Sandy.

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  35. What a beautiful town hall and an interesting post too.

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  36. Beautiful and wise words on that stone!
    Great photos and excellent post!

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  37. You live in a very pretty city from what I can measure. I love how the sun glints off the dome in that first shot. That photo should go in your local tourist pamphlet for sure!

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  38. i love the lighting in these pics! they highlight the beauty of these buildings quite well!

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  39. It's wonderful to see a historic building refurbished and learn something about the person who built it. Thanks!
    Thank you for stopping by my world!

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  40. This is so exciting to see.

    You see I have family in Waterbury. Or at least I had. My aunt retired to South Carolina. But some of her kids may be still around there!

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  41. awesome lincoln quote reflective of what civil servants must do. great shots too. the last one is my favorite.

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