"The Opera House"
Construction of the Assion-Ruffing City Hall building began in 1864 and was completed in 1865. The first event was a ball held for the returning soldiers from the Civil War in the grand hall on the third floor. A few weeks later another ball took place to celebrate the 4th of July. Over the years, other balls, lectures, dinners, concerts, and other forms of entertainments took place.
In 1881, John...more »