Excess City Hall stuff finds homes 

City moves unused pieces after renovation

Old plaques and memorabilia displaced after the $10 million City Hall rehab may soon have new homes in public facilities across the peninsula. City Council approved new uses this week for a handful of items that couldn't find a home after the City Hall was stripped to the exterior walls and essentially rebuilt. The recommendations came from the Arts and History Committee and Rick Corrigan.

The most valuable piece is a singed plaque recognizing local philanthropist Saul Alexander. It had previously hung in the main entrance and Corrigan calls it "a work of art and a historical monument." The plaque is expected to be relocated to the county library on Calhoun Street (where there is an art gallery in Alexander's name) or to be prominently displayed at some other public building.

There's also a plaque acknowledging the state's signers of the Declaration of Independence. Corrigan suggests that the plaque be displayed in neighboring Washington Park or at another city-owned building further down Broad Street.

Another plaque of interest was given by neighborhood associations to the mayor and city council recognizing their work in repairing the city after Hurricane Hugo 20 years ago. It will likely be transferred to the Gaillard Auditorium.


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