JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- City Hall is celebrating a big birthday tonight.
The St. James Building is now 100 years old. Designed by Jacksonville architect Henry John Klutho, the building was completed on October 21, 1912. For years, it was the Cohen Brothers Department Store, a premier shopping destination of the Southeast. Then in 1997, it was remodeled and became Jacksonville's City Hall.
"We love this building," said Emily Lisska, the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Historical Society. "It's unique to Jacksonville. And we are celebrating more than 100 years of this grand dame."
An exhibit opened tonight in the building's atrium. There are photos and videos, documenting its century-old history. The exhibit is open to the public through November 7th.