1867The new Town Hall was dedicated.Arts and Culture, Government and Public Service, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, City Government

“The second Town House on the site of the present city hall was dedicated Oct 21, 1867, and burned May 16, 1869. The present city hall was built immediately after, 1870,” n.d. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 13195
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The dedication took place on October 21. It included musical entertainment and addresses by Benjamin F. Smith, General Benjamin Butler, and others.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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