When the Alms & Doepke Building was constructed in the 1870s, it was considered “cutting edge.” A recent look at our building’s history by History in Your Own Backyard provides a view of the building, its founders and its uses.
In addition to this building, architect Samuel Hannaford also designed Music Hall, City Hall and the 800 Broadway Building.
In the 1950s, the building was vacant and the county began using it for municipal court. In the 1990s HCJFS moved in.
Some interesting facts. The front of the building used to be the back. The parking garage used to be a warehouse with a cavernous basement connected to the building by tunnels under the alley.