SKETCHING BENEDICT SATURDAY: An Exploration of Jacques Benedict’s Works
LITTLETON TOWN HALL: Jacques Benedict designed the Littleton Town Hall in 1919. Benedict called this design Northern Italian Gothic, and is characterized by the three large Gothic-arched entryways leading to an inset porch. The building was also designed to be the city firehouse, with a set of double doors wide enough to drive a firetruck through the interior bay. While the back and side walls are brick, the front façade is gray terra-cotta from the Denver Terra Cotta Company. The town hall had five rooms on the first floor: a bay for Littleton’s fire truck, hose room, city council chamber, treasurer’s office, and an auditorium for public meetings. The town ran out of money before the hall was finished so Benedict himself paid to have the iron casted and installed for the exterior sconces and balusters. Sources: Littleton by Mike Butler, the Littleton Museum, Library of Congress
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