Municipal Building for Winston, N. C.
The handsome structure illustrated herewith is the new municipal building designed for the city of Winston, N. C., by Glenn Brown and Willis E. Hall, architects, of Washington, and described in Architecture and Building as follows:
The first floor will contain four stores fronting on Main street, two fire engine houses with entrances on Fourth street and a market house on the interior, 60 x 110 feet. The entrance to the second story of the main building will be by way of a semicircular arch in the clock tower. The latter is ninety feet high. The mayor’s court, a room 37 x 44 feet, is, for purpose of light and ventilation, two stories in height. The commissioner’s room is in the rear of the court, and by communicating doors may be made part of that chamber. Adjoining the court and connected with it by a private passage, will be placed the cells for city prisoners, who will be taken thither by a special entrance. A ten-foot corridor runs through the second floor on which all the rooms will open.
The chief of police, mayor, secretary and treasurer and fire chief will have offices on this floor. Two fireproof vaults are also provided for storing records. The third story has two suites of rooms that can be used for meetings. The Forsythe Riflemen will have a fine armory, 60×110 feet, over the market hall.
The style is a free treatment of the Romanesque, followed with just a suggestion of the Spanish. The exterior walls, instead of stone, will be of red brick ornamented with architectural terra cotta, and will be set off by a red tile roof.