1973City Hall and Hammond Castle were included in the National Register of Historic Places.Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture

Gloucester Daily Times, “Victorian, yes!.” June 6, 1973.
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In a letter received from John F. X. Davoren, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Mayor Robert L. French was advised that City Hall and Hammond Castle have been named to the National Register of Historic Places. City Hall is described as “combination of Italian Renaissance and French Second Empire” architectural style and an “outstanding example of a dominant civic monument of the 19th century.” The National Register noted that Hammond Castle “is an astonishing and in some ways touching embodiment of the American dream as expressed by men of wealth, accomplishment and energy” and it is “one of the few remaining manifestations of intense, turn-of-the-century individualism.”

National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, Gloucester City Hall, https://catalog.archives.gov/id/63794958. National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records, Hammond Castle, https://catalog.archives.gov/id/63794700.
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