The Decatur City Hall commercial roofing project KTM Roofing took on remains a symbol of our dedication to preserving history while looking towards the future. Decatur City Hall, a remarkable symbol of classical revival style architecture, stands proudly at 509 N. McDonough St. in downtown Decatur, Georgia. This historic building was erected as the city’s administrative hub in 1926. It was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Edwards & Sayward and features a range of impressive architectural details, such as a neo-classical ionic-order porch and English Palladian-style windows.
Historically, the city hall was the headquarters for key city officials, including the police chief, fire chief, city engineer, city clerk, and city manager. The building even housed the fire department in its south wing, complete with a designated garage area for fire trucks. However, over time, various departments relocated – the library moved out in 1950, followed by the fire department in 1958, and finally the police department in 1982. Despite these changes, the building retains its character and continues to be an important part of Decatur’s landscape. Today, Decatur City Hall is not just a functioning administrative building but also a living testament to the city’s rich history.