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2. Grand Street A Legacy of Municipal Architecture

Proceeding on Grand St. to explore more of the city's rich architectural history. Today many of its gracious colonial revival buildings house a variety of shops. At the first light, on your left, note the elegant Art Deco granite Post Office replete with Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Driving along Grand St. you will pass an imposing municipal complex designed by architect Cass Gilbert. Further along, on the left is the Colonial Revival style brick and limestone City Hall completed in 1915 and on the right is the Chase Building, designed in the Renaissance Revival style and now part of an expanded City Hall. Next is the library with a 1919 statue of Benjamin Franklin by noted American sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett.