Pawtucket City Hall as a classic Art Deco structure
The Pawtucket City Hall, which was erected in 1933, serves as a central structure to the Pawtucket city government as well as an iconic work of Art Deco architecture. There are several key features to this building, including the tower that rises from the center of the building and small architectural features on the interior and exterior of the building. The style of Art Deco originated around the 1920's and was reflected in many different mediums such as art, jewelry, clothing, and, in this case, architecture. Art Deco features geometric styles and elegant, "gilded" materials. It is meant to reflect the prosperous nature of the "roaring 20's" in which it originated.
Providence architect, John O'Malley, resorted heavily to this Art Deco style and used its influences in many of his works. The Pawtucket City Hall is one of several of his buildings that have been featured on "U.S. National Register of Historic Places". Many aspects of this building reflect the Art Deco style in the sense of the block-like nature, square details throughout, and other symbols that reflect a time of luxury and economic wellbeing.
These Art Deco features are very prominent in the Pawtucket City Hall building. One can see with its sleek lines, boxy shapes, and "retro" nature, that this architectural structure reflects the time in which it was built. Below are some other images of classic Art Deco style buildings, and it is clear that the City Hall building fits quite quintessentially into this category. There are Art Deco influences throughout the entirety of this building with the interior, exterior, and even implemented into the minor details of the structure.