Cambridge City Hall, a prominent Richardsonian Romanesque building, was given to the city by Cambridge native Frederick Hastings Rindge in 1889. In developing the design along with architecture firm Longfellow, Alden & Harlow, Rindge insisted that the building express “honesty and strength.” This emphasis on bold simplicity is evidenced in the contrasting colors of stone, which provide some of the only exterior ornamentation. Come explore the historical interior decoration as well, including the massive central oak stairway and varnished oak wainscoting. Cambridge City Hall houses offices for the city council, the city manager, and several municipal departments.
Guided tours will be offered on the hour; last tour will begin at 2PM. Tours are first-come, first-served.
Cambridge City Hall
Architect: Longfellow, Alden & Harlow
Wheelchair accessible (entrance at rear of building).