A More Permanent Temporary

Wednesday, December 20, 1871

Employees of the city government are gladdened by the news that the temporary city hall, at the southeast corner of LaSalle and Adams Streets, is now finished and ready to receive them.  They have been working in very tight quarters in Standard Hall, located at Michigan Avenue and Thirteenth Street.  The staff of the City Collector is already in the new building, and the next to make the move will be those who work in the offices of the Comptroller, the Law Department, the City Treasurer, and the Mayor.  Other departments will follow as soon as furniture arrives.  This "temporary" headquarters will remain in use for fifteen years.