Ornaments to Support City Hall Restoration
Preserve Our Past, Little Falls’ Historic Preservation organization, is appealing to its high school graduates to support a major restoration effort for our magnificent 1916 City Hall. Restoration needs have been identified through $3500 report resulting from an on-site evaluation by a Syracuse historic preservation architect. The report was jointly financed by the City of Little Falls, Preserve Our Past, and the architect. Fund raising has begun.
Preserve Our Past is now offering an elegant pewter ornament for sale which features a rendering of our City Hall on its face and a history of the building on the reverse. This fine memento is a perfect addition to your Christmas tree or as a gift to a Little Falls’ family member or friend who lives away from home and would like to have this remembrance.
The history as engraved on the back of the ornament is as follows: “Completed in 1917 in the nationally popular Beaux Arts style, the building façade features a grand entrance with Ionic pilasters and richly executed sculptural details on a central cupola. The main building is sheathed in granite-like terra cotta and the interior lobby features the sweeping marble staircases typical of the style. The building was designed by William Neil Smith, New York City architect.”
The ornament comes in a black velvet drawstring bag which makes a perfect container for the piece.. The price is $15.00 plus 3.00 shipping and handling, tax included. You may order your ornaments through the mail by sending your check to Preserve Our Past, Box 105, Little Falls, New York 13365 or purchase in town at City Hall or the Mustard Seed!