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Bloomington Yesterday: Old Town Hall

Ten years ago, Bloomington’s Old Town Hall was refurbished to its original splendor and unveiled during the City’s sesquicentennial celebration. At the corner of Penn Avenue South and Old Shakopee Road, the Old Town Hall is one of few remaining pieces of architecture from Bloomington’s 19th century foundation and one of the oldest town halls in the metro area. Built in 1892, the building was once the community’s main assembly place for public meetings, church services and social gatherings. It’s also the current home to the Bloomington Historical Society, which operates a history museum there featuring artifacts and exhibits of Bloomington’s past. For more information, visit