I have to level with you. I never liked Hazleton City Hall. It always reminded me of a big, nondescript, square rock.
Things changed recently. I was passing by, on a sunny morning. The building was lit perfectly, so I grabbed my camera for a few shots.
When I got home and loaded the pictures into my computer, my opinion of the building changed. I had the opportunity to really take a good look, examine the detail, see how it stands out against a brilliant blue sky.
I've done a complete turnaround. It's a handsome structure.
A friend and noted Hazleton area historian e-mailed me what you see below. I'm not sure of the time it depicts, but as you can see, the building once had a bell tower.