Chronicling the Birth of the New City Hall

Editor Sue

July 15th, 2014.† The elevator shaft looms next to the new Lakeside Building.

July 15th, 2014.

June 2nd, 2014.† Groundbreaking is formalized.

August 1st, 2014.† Steel framing rises.†

August 1st, 2014.

August 1st, 2014.† Did you notice the new paint job on the Lakeside Building?

August 13th, 2014.

August 1st, 2014.† I wonder when Iím going to get a new car.

August 13th, 2014.† Exterior walls begin to rise.

August 20th, 2014.† The first floor is outlined.

August 13th, 2014.† Thatís Vicís Bar and Grill on the left.

August 29th, 2014.† The second level rises.

September 8th, 2014.† Front window openings become evident.

September 17th, 2014.† The building begins to be wrapped in Tyvek, a weather barrier.

September 8th, 2014.†

September 17th, 2014.

September 24th, 2014.

September 24th, 2014.† Tyvek gets well advertised.†

September 24th, 2014.† They look like ladybugs.

September 25th, 2014.

September 26th, 2014.† A peek inside.

September 25th, 2014.

September 26th, 2014.

September 26th, 2014.† Trim boards get installed.

November 1st, 2014.† Exterior stone is installed.† Getting incased for winter.

November 1st, 2014.

November 1st, 2014.

December 29th, 2014.† About the only thing missing is the city logo.

December 29th, 2014.

February 9th, 2015.† Vital statistics include:† Length:† 132.6Ē† Width:† 49í6Ē at the wide (east-right) end and 38í8Ē at the narrow (west-left) end.† Top City Hall Floor:† 5,550 square feet.† Council Chambers:† 1,350 square feet.† City Offices:† 2,615 square feet plus 407 square feet of conference rooms and 149 square break room.† Remainder is lobby, elevator, and stair space.† Ground Library Floor:† 5,847 square feet.† Proud Parents:† Residents of Victoria on the scene today plus those stretching far into the future. Pass the cigars.

Conception occurred some years ago and it was a long and difficult pregnancy.† As the Victoria family continued to grow, existing quarters became crowded and unsafe.† Family planning became a big deal and even contentious at times.† Physical labor prior to delivery took nearly nine months.† Itís head began to show in early summer 2014, and its umbilical cord was cut in 2015.† It was delivered to its parents on February 9th, 2015, with a formal Flag Raising and Ribbon Cutting.