Ames City Hall Marks 25th Anniversary

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AMES, Iowa — The City of Ames is celebrating the 25th anniversary of 515 Clark as City Hall.

The building at one time served as Ames High School, and was also once Central Junior High School.

In 1988, residents of Ames approved a $6.85 million bond issue for the purchase a rehabilitation of the building, which was left empty for a number of years.

As part of the Tuesday ceremony, a new plaque was unveiled which marks the building’s history as a school. That plaque will be mounted outside City Hall. Another plaque that was unveiled will mark the historic Baker Building in downtown Ames.

As a part of the celebration, cake along with coffee and punch was served. People were also encouraged to visit various departments of City Hall, including the basement, which has been remodeled to include the City’s IT Department.

The plaques unveiled Tuesday are part of a series which will be unveiled around Ames’ downtown area to denote historic buildings.


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