The St. Charles Municipal building officially opened on Labor Day weekend in 1940. In honor of it's momentous 75th anniversary, the St. Charles History Museum in partnership with the City of St. Charles invites you to join a celebration of the Municipal Building on Saturday Sept. 12 from 1-3 pm at the building and plaza at 2 E Main St.
The celebration is sure to be fun for the whole family. There will be an architectural treasure hunt for kids, a live Jazz trio playing in the Plaza, and the Museum will be conducting tours of the Municipal building itself.
After enjoying the celebration at the Plaza, be sure to head over to the St. Charles History Museum at 215 E Main St to see our Municipal Building exhibit, "A Look at Zook". Running August 29 - November 28, the exhibit offers an closer look at the design of the Municipal Building and it's architect, R. Harold Zook.
“Be sure to come out to celebrate the Municipal Building’s anniversary and visit the History Museum exhibit,” said Mayor Ray Rogina. “As a longtime resident, I know that we in St. Charles take great pride in our roots and in preserving our heritage. This event brings together the historic highlights of the building with its present-day attractions—Volunteer Plaza, the Reflections sculpture and Jazz Weekend music.”
Representatives of the American Institute of Architects Illinois Council will also be in attendance to present the 2015 Charles Nothnagel Award for Public Service to St. Charles resident Mike Dixon. Dixon, an architect, was instrumental in the Municipal Building being named to the National Register of Historic Places and was the principal architect on the atrium annex connecting the 1940s Municipal Building with the original 1890s City Building.