Summerville Town Hall — Summerville, South Carolina
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Built in 1965, this municipal building is the third to serve residents of Summerville. The first town hall, built in 1860, remains at its original location on West Carolina Avenue and is owned and maintained by the Summerville Preservation Society. The second town hall was built on this site in 1893 and was said to have had silhouettes of enemy fighter planes posted in its bell tower from World War II. It was torn down in the mid-1960s after being declared unsafe.
The weather vane depicting a horse that rests atop the cupola of this building was placed in honor of Virginia Lowndes Bailey, who gave the town its nickname of “Flowertown in the Pines” in 1925. A bell tower and an additional administrative building were added to the municipal complex in 2007. The balcony of Town Hall still serves as the platform where the mayor declares the town square be lighted for the holidays in a community ceremony held each Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
A small sitting area behind town hall called Memorial Park features the fountain seen below, a sculpture of a fire fighter, and two benches. People can rest here while taking a break from the bustle of every-day life in Flowertown in the Pines.
Summerville Town Hall Info
Address: West Richardson Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483
GPS Coordinates: 33.018752,-80.176186