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The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to announce the arrival of the fourth building in the Custom Wood Gift series. On November 1, 2008 the next building, the Old City Hall / Brisbane Mansion will be available at the Museum Store inside the Holland Land Office Museum.
The 5 inch by 7 inch gift features the old City Hall on the front and a history of the building on the back.
Here is the building history from the back:
Brisbane Mansion / City Hall
Batavia, New York
The Brisbane Mansion was built in 1853 by George Brisbane, the son of Batavia’s first merchant. The Brisbane family donated the mansion to the city and assumed it would be razed for a city park.
On February 5, 1918, Ellicott Hall which was serving as city headquarters burned to the ground.
After the fire, City Council decided the Brisbane Mansion would serve as City Hall. Frank Homelius drew up plans for remodeling and the Mansion opened as the new City Hall on September 28, 1918.
In 2004, City Hall was moved from this building to the new City Centre.
The Brisbane Mansion is part of the Genesee County Historic District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
This is the fourth building available. The others are the Holland Land Office Museum, the Richmond Mansion and the old Genesee County Courthouse.
See the entire collection at http://www.hollandlandoffice.com/museum_store_woodgifts.htm
Call the Holland Land Office Museum at (585) 343-4727 to preorder yours today.
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