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City Hall in the Scates Building, 1960s; Carpenter Street was on the left of building.



Over the years, Westbrook has had many different City offices.

The first official Westbrook City Offices were on the second floor of the Scates Building, built in 1903 and located across from the old Bridge Street exit. The Municipal Court Room was located in the rear of the offices. Westbrook lawyers who served as judges during the years the court was held there, until about 1965, were Judge Tolman, Fabius M. Ray, William Lyons, Frank Pride, Wade Brigham, Armand LeBlanc and Francis Rocheleau.   The Police Station and jail were located behind the Scates Building on Carpenter Street.  [See 'City Offices' on the Photo Archives page.]                                                      

Due to urban renewal in 1967, the City Hall Offices moved to 790 Main Street, on the corner of Spring Street.  The City Council Chambers were in the basement.
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City Hall, corner of Main and Spring Streets
    In 1995 the City Offices moved to its current location at 1 York Street.  
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References: WESTBROOK MAYORS: A Brief History of the Village, the Town and the City of Westbrook
(see Gift Shop to order a copy)

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