Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 25, 1937 · Page 10
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 25, 1937
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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FJSB'RUAK* 25 ·1937 MASON CITY OFFICIALS READY FOR FRIDAY'S OPEN HOUSE NEW CITY HALL* WILL BE CENTER OF ATTRACTION Police and Fire.Station and Waterworks Also to t Be. Visited. Most impressive of the municipal buildings and the center of interest on Friday's open house in Mason City is the new city hall at Delaware avenue and First street southeast. The ' building was purchased originally from the United States government at a cost of $25,000. It had.formerly been used as the Mason City postoffice. Remodeling of the building cost a sum equal to the original cost. Open house is being held principally for the opening of this building, the event having been postponed from earlier in the year because of bad weather and unfinished conditions on the exterior surroundings. Officials on Hand. The reception committee at the open house will be headed by City Manager Herbert T. Barclay and Mayor W. S. Wilcox, with Coun- cilrnen Leo Davey, H. C. Brown, Arleigh Marshall and Ray. E. Pauley, and Ex-Councilmen J. T. Laird,, David Olson and J. J. Burns, who were on the council when the biiildihg was purchased, also present during the afternoon and evening to xvelcome visitors. Although the city hall will be the center of interest in the City Day program, other municipal buildings, including the police station, the fire station and the waterworks plant, will also be visited during the day. It will be the. first time such an event has been held in Mason City. Construction work on the city hall was started in July and was finished .in December, making it one of the outstanding municipal improvements during the past year. Although the architecture of the building was left along the lines originally established when the building served as (he Mason City postoffice, sanding of the stone brightened the exterior so that the building is among the finest appearing in Mason City. Entrance Removed. The south entrance was removed and replaced by a large window that matches the other windows on the south exposure to complete the general effect and sweep of lilies. The old loading dock at the rear, of the building, used when 'the building was a postoffice for the loading of trucks, was also removed and a rear entrance to the building was constructed. : . A stately front entrance, appropriate for a building of this type, has been made the most of in setting off the interior of the building, which is f i n i s h e d throughout in modern striped linoleum. The effect of this horizontal paneling has broken th'e evtreme height of the ceilings and made the office space practical and pleasing in design. : The visitor in passing through the front door ; steps into one of the most impressive ;city hall buildings in this section of the country for a city the size · of Mason City. Large Vaults Built. Large vaults for · the adequate housing 61 records and data compiled by the city clerk and the water and engineering departments have been constructed in the two massive corners of the front of the building. Extending east from the lobby is a long corridor on the south side of which are the offices of city clerk, the water department, the city manager, and also a reception room for the city manager's office. Facing into the lobby is a cashier's window for the receipt of water bill payments, etc Offices of the city engineer street department, assessor, building inspector and the council room are on the north side of the building. The city laboratory is at the rear.'Ample storage space and a heating plant are in the basement, ' . ' . : . ADDITIONAL MAIL SERVICE IN CITY, SCHANKE SAYS Delivery Extended, Another Carrier Route Added, States Postmaster. Postmaster A. M. Schanke, with a view to broadening and extending various branches of service to patrons of the Mason City office, completed installation of the following changes here, he announced Thursday: , . Street letter box collections from all sections of the city on Sunday evenings. Heretofore this service was limited on Sundays to the business section. Delivery service will, upon installation of necessary receptacles and numbering of- the houses, be extended to include Eleventh street northeast between Virginia and Kentucky avenues; Kentucky avenue between Eleventh and WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO DO THE ELECTRICAL WORK I IN THE NEW CITY HALL Center of City's Administrative Activities C. J. SMITH ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION Phone 108 'l7!/ 2 West State WE ARE PROUD to have furnished the YALE LOCKS AND HARDWARE for the new CITY HALL Most of the Prominent Buildings in Mason City are equipped with YALE LOCKS and Hardware. Mr. Ray Mettier, of our store, supervised the installation of this equipment on the new City Hall. ' CONGRATULATIONS! City Dads. You have done a mighty fine job, and we are more than pleased. Van Ne 55/7/7 Center of interest in the open house to be held by city officials at Hie municipal buildings Friday will be the new city hall at Delaware avenue and First street southeast. This building is pictured above as it appears remodeled from Ihc old postoffice. Twelfth streets northeast; Twelfth street northeast between Kentucky and Rhode Island avenues; Van Buren avenue from Eighth stret to include seven residences south. Earlier Deliveries. An additional carrier route has been provided making possible slightly-earlier deliveries in most instances. . The general delivery window will open at 7:30 o'clock in the morning, thirty' minutes earfler than heretofore. Stamps \vill be on sale at the general delivery window in addition (c the regular stamp window. Stamps may also be obtained in limited quantities at the bulk mail window at all hours when the regular stamp window and the general delivery window are closed. 24 Hour Service. The money order and the postal savings hours remain unchanged. To provide this service an additional clerk is being installed. These changes provide 24 hour service daily including Sundays and holidays for general delivery mail and stamp patrons, excepting two 3D minute periods on Sunday afternoons, 2 to 2:30 o'clock and 7:30 to 8 o'clock .when all windows will be closed, Postmaster Schanke pointed out. MILLER-DANIELS. ACKLEY--Miss Hattie Daniels, daughter of Mrs. W. Daniels ol Ackley, and George H. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Heiko Miller of Grundy Center, were married Feb 23 at the home of the officiating pastor, the Rev. Ernest Seybold They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. -Everett Daniels. Mr. and Mrs Miller will make their home on the Scott farm southeast of Acldej'. War cheapens life among halfwits who have no more sen'se than [ to follow the example of nations '·--Lincoln Star. The Mayor, Gouncilmen, and Employees of Mason City Invite You to Visit and inspect Your City Buildings Friday, February 26th, 1 P. M. to 9 P. M. OPEN HOUSE AT New City Hall, 19 S. Delaware Police Headquarters, 115 S. Washington Fire Headquarters, 19 First St. S. W. Waterworks Plant, 1205 Elm Drive VIrs. Carl Franzen, Britt, Succumbs at Mason City Hospital Mrs. Caii Franzen, 52, Britt, died at a local hospital about 9 o'clock Wednesday night following an illness. Funeral arrangements lave not been completed. The body, was taken to the Meyer funeral home. Veterans of Foreign Wars Hold Stag Here About 30 members and guests nt :he Veterans of Foreign Wars attended the stag-held-by the organization Wednesday evening., The Drog'ram was in charge : of the nouse committee ol which Art Hague was chairman. .Commander Seba Vail reported on the trip to Waverly meeting. The regular meeting will be held Monday, March 1, and the fish fry will be March 16, according to Arnold Til ton. Ol' Man River may say nothin', but his victims have plenty to s.iy --Indianapolis News. I AM GLAD TO.. Have been chosen to do the Painting and Decorating at Mason City's New CITY HALL ELLIOT J. HONSEY PAINTING CONTRACTOR 516 N. JEFFERSON PHONE 649 You Will Profit By Using G-G Classified Ads WE ARE P R O U D . . . of the Part We Played in the Remodeling of Mason City's NEW CITY HALL , . . That of Furnishing Washed and Screened Sand and Gravel. Ideal Sand Gravel Co. PHONE 551 ANOTHER ACHIEVEMENT MASON CITY'S NEW CITY HALL MARKS ANOTHER STEP IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF OUR CITY L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO. PHONE 48 Congratulations MASON CITY AND THE CITY COUNCIL ON YOUR NEW CITY HALL The new City Hall is a building of which Mason City can be justly proud of, and Damon's are proud to have had their share in the decorating of this new building. All Armstrong's Jaspe Linoleum, Linowall and Rubber Tiling was installed by Damon's Linoleum Department under the supervision of Mr. Merle Baugh. · Mr. Merle Baugh, under whose supervision the Armstrong Linoleum, Linowall and Rubber Tiling was installed in the New City Hall, is a graduate of the Armstrong School of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and has been in the employ of Damon's for the past twelve years. Mr. Baugh has also had special Linowall training in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is fully equipped to handle all types of floor covering jobs . . . for the home or on a larger scale. Dflmorvs ^TT?^^-???-*^^-?!^?^^ If w r I F I

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