Old City Hall Gets New Purpose

Old City Hall Gets New Purpose

Built in 1894, Rome’s old City Hall was home to municipal government for more than eight decades. When the current City Hall was built in the late 1970s, Rome’s Urban Renewal Agency took over 207 N James Street but after they moved out in the summer of 2008, the building has laid vacant. Thanks to the vision of Matt Varughese, the building will have another long future ahead of it.

 

 

Old City Hall will have 6 apartments everyone will be fighting to live in. With that urban industrial feel, exposed brick, awe inspiring views and enough natural light to make any photographer melt, the space is breathtaking. These new apartments with an old feel will span both the second and third floor leaving the first floor up to the dreamers. The space would make the perfect restaurant, wine bar or coffee shop. You dream it, the space can accommodate it.

 

 

With Broasters in a quaint space in the back roasting their delicious coffee beans, Old City Hall is not only becoming the best-looking place on the block but the one that smells the best.

 

Photo Credit: Chelsea Leigh Photography