South San Francisco’s City Hall celebrated its 101st birthday on Saturday, and residents joined city officials with an outdoor concert.
Traffic in the 400 block of Grand Avenue was closed until the festivities ended at 5 p.m.
A free vaccination clinic, food trucks, vendors and children’s activities were also provided at the event.
According to a Wikipedia article, the property where City Hall stands was purchased by the city in 1913 for $10,000 from the South San Francisco Land and Improvement Company. City Hall itself was designed to resemble Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“We really have a unique and beautiful City Hall with so much history to it. In fact, City Hall once was a jail and a fire department,” said South San Francisco Mayor Mark Addiego in a news release. “Fast forward 101 years, and this is the central core of our City operations.”