Sheffield City Hall was designed by E. Vincent Harris, a municipal architect, who designed the building in a classical revival as noted with the columns at the entrance. It took three years to build and opened in 1932. Since then the venue with its Concert Hall, Art Deco Ballroom and Memorial Hall hosted famous performers as well as playing an active role in the community. Sheffield City Hall hosts over 750 events per year and is the home of the Sheffield International Concert Venue.
This Victorian building with a 64 metre high clock tower was designed by F.W. Pomeroy and was opened by 1897 by Queen Victoria. It was built later than other town halls in the region as the city council wanted to deal with the social issues that dominated the city. An extension to the town hall was added and opened by The Prince of Wales in 1923. This is where the Lord Mayor and Councillors reside and regularly meet.
We had a look at the Main Entrance Hall and marvelled at the architecture. The Grand Staircase is made of Sicilian Marble and there is a high dome skylight with allows natural light through inside the building. There are two Coats of Arms that formed the keystone of the City of Sheffield and the Earl of Wharncliffe.
One can take a guided tour of the building either via a prebooked group or in the summer school holidays when individual places are available.
A pleasent sunday afternoon walk round this historic and modern city,taking in the various sights and the odd photo or two.This is Sheffield City Hall.It was built in 1933 and is a grade 2 listed building and has had recent improvements funded by the national lottery.As well as conducting day to day politics the hall hosts a variety of events including music concerts,comedy festivals and various conferences.
All the building is made from Stoke Stone from Stoke Hall quarry in Derbyshire and was designed in a Northern Renaissance style by architect E W Mountford. Queen Victoria officially opened the Town Hall in 1897.