The Historic Sites Board of Review has added the Coffeyville Municipal Building and Courthouse to the Register of Historic Kansas Places which is the state’s official list of historically significant properties. “Being named to the Register of Historic Places allows the city to be eligible for tax credits,” said City Manager Kendal Francis. “We will be able to use funds from the sale of the tax credits to partially finance renovation of City Hall,” he said.
The municipal building, also commonly called City Hall, was built in 1929 with proceeds from the Coffeyville Municipal Light & Power utility. Designed by architect Clare (C.A.) Henderson, the classical revival style building maintains a significant degree of historic and architectural integrity featuring a marble-clad rotunda, terrazzo staircases, coffered plaster ceilings and pendant light fixtures. The exterior characteristics include symmetrical facades with central entrances, a prominent cornice band, massive Doric columns and pilasters and delicately carved terracotta and stone panels.
(Read more: Coffeyville, KS – News Flash)