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List Our Contact Information At City Hall
  Our Address Lynn City Hall and
Memorial Auditorium
:
3 City Hall Square
Lynn, Massachusetts 01901
  Our Phone (781) 598-4000
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Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

8:30 AM to 4 PM

  Tuesday 8:30 AM to 8 PM
  Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
List City Hall Departments Phone Extensions
  Assessor's Office
Building Department
City Clerk
City Council
Collector
Community Development
Comptroller
E.D.I.C.
Electrical Department
Health Department
Information Technology
Law Department
Mayor's Office
Parking
Personnel
Purchasing
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Veteran's Office
(781)-586- 6702
(781)-586- 6712
(781)-586- 6728
(781)-586- 6735
(781)-586- 6750
(781)-586- 6770
(781)-586- 6759
(781)-586- 6930
(781)-586- 6811
(781)-586- 6823
(781)-586- 6786
(781)-586- 6843
(781)-586- 6849
(781)-586- 6869
(781)-586- 6878
(781)-586- 6893
(781)-586- 6901
(781)-586- 6911
  The correct area code and exchange for these departments is (781) 586-
List Outside City Hall Phone Extensions
  Police Department Business Line
Fire Department Business Line
Department of Public Works
inc. Cemetery, Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Recycling Offices
School Department
Public Library
Water and Sewer Department
Lynn Housing Authority
Harbormaster
Retirement Office
Credit Union
781-595-2000
781-593-1234
781-268-8000

781-593-1680
781-595-0567
781-596-2400
781-477-2800
781-592-6010
781-586-6897
781-586-6761

Map and Directions To City Hall


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Starting Point - Revere - Marsh Road: Start out going Northeast on Western Ave./MA-107 toward Albion Street (.45 miles) Turn slight right onto Market Square (.14 miles) Market Square becomes S. Common Street (.57 miles) S. Common Street becomes City Hall Square (.06 miles) Total distance: 1.22 miles

Starting Point - General Edwards Bridge (1A): Start out going Northeast on the Lynnway/MA-1A North toward Harding Street (1.29 miles) Turn Left onto Market Street / MA-1A. Continue to follow Market Street (.42 miles) Turn right onto City Hall Square (.01 miles) Total distance: 1.71 miles

Starting Point - Salem - Floating Bridge: Start out on Highland Ave/ MA-107 toward Eastern Ave. Highland Ave will turn into Western Ave. in Lynn just before the bridge. Continue on Western Ave. / MA-107 (2.16 miles) Turn left onto Franklin Street (.45 miles) Turn slight left onto City Hall Square (.06 miles) Total distance: 2.66 miles

Starting Point - 128/95 (Goodwin Circle): Start out taking the 129 East Exit off of 128/95 (This is Exit 44B). Follow to rotary and take the second right onto MA-129 East (3.13 miles) Turn right onto Boston Street (.77 miles) Turn left onto Franklin Street (.58 miles) Turn slight left onto City Hall Square (.06 miles) Total distance: 4.64 miles
* Please note that when taking Route 128 South, continue until Route 1 South, from Route 1 South please take 129 East to Goodwin Circle.

Starting Point - Rt. 1 in Saugus: Take the Walnut Street – Lynn Exit. Stay on Walnut Street for 3 miles and bare left onto Linwood Road. Stay straight on Linwood Road for .5 miles where it will turn into No. Franklin Street. Merely stay straight as Linwood turns into No. Franklin. North Franklin turns into Franklin Street at the intersection of Boston Street (by the back of the Super Stop & Shop). Stay on Franklin for another .5 miles where you will come into City Hall Square. The City Main Library will be on your right, and City monuments in front of you. Bear left into City Hall Square and City Hall will be across the street

City Hall History

The Lynn Memorial City Hall and Memorial Auditorium are listed with the National Register of Historic Places through the United States Department of the Interior. The information below is summarized from NRSH documentation. The full document is available for download below in Acrobat PDF format.

Constructed in 1948-1949, Lynn Memorial City Hall and Auditorium is a late example of an Art Deco-style civic building that also reflects the influence of the contemporaneous Modern Movement in architecture. Monumental in scale, the building is the focal point of City Hall Square.

Exterior

Generally conforming to the shape of its lot, Lynn Memorial City Hall and Auditorium has a unique six-sided, symmetrical footprint that is approximately 262 feet wide at the three-part facade, 184 feet deep, and 95 feet across the rear elevation. The steel-framed structure has a reinforced, poured-concrete foundation that rests on concrete footings. The frame is covered with large buff-colored Indiana limestone slabs laid up with narrow mortar joints that are only visible on close inspection so that the building appears to have a smooth limestone skin.

A course of large granite slabs that match the limestone in color runs along the foundation. The building rises three full stories above a ground floor (now known as the first floor) and a subterranean basement so that there are five interior floors. Two small penthouses, one for the elevator, and a limestone chimney rise through the flat roof, which was originally covered with five-ply tar and gravel, but is now rubber membrane. The symmetrical, three-faceted facade (south elevation) is arranged in a wide V with its point flattened by a canted colossal entrance bay flanked by nine-bay “wings.” The cornerstone of the building, located at the southeast corner of the facade, is a limestone slab incised with the date 1948.

Interior

The vast interior, reportedly 2,000,000 cubic feet of space, is composed of a large wedge-shaped auditorium surrounded on three sides (south, east, and west) by four floors of municipal offices. The stage area of the auditorium spans the north (rear) end of the building and the Memorial Lobby occupies three floors at the south (front) end of the building. Original furniture remains in meeting rooms and offices throughout the building. Public spaces have
upholstered seating, but most of the furniture in the municipal offices is metal. While utilitarian finishes generally characterize interior spaces, there are six types of marble (Laredo Chiaro, Bottino, and Travertine from Italy; Black Belgium from Belgium; Renfrew from England; and Tennessee from the U.S.) and five hardwoods (teak, mahogany, maple, birch, and oak) in the most important offices and public spaces. Bronze is used for most of the hardware throughout the building.

Lobby


The decorative and emotional centerpiece of the building is the monumental Memorial Lobby. Intended to serve a dual purpose, it was designed as the main entry to the municipal offices as well as the auditorium. In contrast to the utilitarian finishes of the office corridors, the lobby is lavishly finished with floor to ceiling, highly veined, buffcolored, Italian marble. Five pairs of recessed entry doors, three centered on the facade plus one on each side of the central grouping, lead into the ceremonial space. (The central pair of doors is now boarded and labeled exit only.) Rising above the three central doorways is a twenty-foot tall window that lights the interior. A grand stairway opposite the entry leads up to a second level of the lobby, which is officially known as the foyer. The Italian marble continues along the walls of the stairs and foyer.

Auditorium

Occupying the core of the building on all four floors, the auditorium is composed of orchestra and balcony seating, the stage, an orchestra pit, a projection room, and dressing rooms. The latter are located beneath the stage on the first (ground) floor. Total seating capacity is 2072, with 1245 seats in the orchestra section and 827 in the balcony. The dimensions of the auditorium are 120 feet wide across the entry off the foyer, 40 feet wide across the proscenium arch, and 93 feet deep from the entry to the orchestra pit. Nine doors lead into the auditorium—two on each side and five at the south end. The central three doors at the south end are the main entry doors from the Memorial Lobby and Foyer. All doors are finished with a sage green paint and inlayed with two vertical brass strips. A five-to-six-foot-tall, wood panel wall separates the seating area from the entry vestibule, which spans the south end of the auditorium. Two finely crafted original brass drinking fountains are recessed into the south wall of the vestibule.

Web Internet Links
 

National Register of Historic Places

The Lynn Memorial City Hall and Memorial Auditorium
(PDF Document)

Lynn's Mayors Since 1850

The City of Lynn has been governed by fifty-seven City Mayors since its incorporation in 1850.

Mayors Name:

GEORGE HOOD
BENJAMIN F. MUDGE
DANIEL C. BAKER
THOMAS P. RICHARDSON
ANDREW S. BREED
EZRA W. MUDGE
WILLIAM F. JOHNSON
EDWARD S. DAVIS
HIRAM N. BREED
PETER M. NEAL
ROLAND  G. USHER
JAMES N. BUFFUM
EDWIN WALDEN
JAMES N. BUFFUM
JACOB M. LEWIS
SAMUEL M. BUBIER
GEORGE P. SANDERSON
HENRY B. LOVERING
WILLIAM L. BAIRD
JOHN R. BALDWIN
GEORGE D. HART
GEORGE C. HIGGINS
ASA T. NEWHALL
E. KNOWLTON FOGG
ELIHUB HAYES
CHARLES E. HARWOOD
EUGENE A. BESSON
WALTER L. RAMSDELL
WILLIAM SHEPHERD
HENRY W. EASTHAM
CHARLES NEAL BARNEY
THOMAS F. PORTER
JAMES E. RICH
WILLIAM P. CONNERY
GEORGE H. NEWHALL
WALTER H. CREAMER
HARLAND A. McPHETRES
RALPH S. BAUER
J. FRED MANNING
ALBERT COLE (IN WAR SERVICE, 1943)
ARTHUR J. FRAWLEY (ACTING MAYOR 1943)
ALBERT COLE
STUART A. TARR
ARTHUR J. FRAWLEY
THOMAS P. COSTIN, JR.
M. HENRY WALL
IRVING E. KANE
J. WARREN CASSIDY
PASQUALE CAGGIANO
WALTER F. MESERVE (ACTING MAYOR)
ANTONIO J. MARINO
DAVID L. PHILLIPS
ANTONIO J. MARINO
ALBERT F. DiVIRGILIO
PATRICK J. McMANUS
EDWARD J. CLANCY, JR.
JUDITH FLANAGAN KENNEDY
Years In Office:

1850-51
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856-57
1858
1859-60
1861
1862-65
1866-68
1869
1870-71
1872
1873-76
1877-78
1879-80
1881-82
1883-84
1885
1886-87
1888
1889-90
1891
1892-93
1894-95
1896
1897-98
1899-02
1903-05
1906-07
1908
1909-10
1911-12
1913-17
1918-21
1922-25
1926-30
1930-39
1940-43
1944-45
1946-47
1948-51
1952-55
1956-61
1962-65
1966-69
1970-71
1972 (JANUARY-APRIL 13)
1972 (APRIL 14-JULY 10)
1972-73 (JULY 11)
1974-75
1976-85
1986-91
1992-01
2002-2009
2010-PRESENT

The Lynn City Charter (November 2004 Update)

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The Lynn City Street List (2008 Update)

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