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A front view of the Old Town Hall (Credit: Michelle Andres)

A front view of the Old Town Hall building on Main Street in Babylon. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. (June 18, 2011)

Babylon Old Town Hall

Babylon's Old Town Hall, built from 1917 to 1918, served as the seat of town government until 1958, and as the town and district court house until 1979. After being under private ownership for more than 20 years, Old Town Hall was purchased by the Town of Babylon in June 2004 and rededicated on Oct. 24, 2004. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, and today it houses a museum.

A plaque in front of the Old Town
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A plaque in front of the Old Town Hall building on Main Street in Babylon. (June 18, 2011)

A front view of the Old Town Hall
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A front view of the Old Town Hall building on Main Street in Babylon. (June 18, 2011)

A front view of the Old Town Hall
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A front view of the Old Town Hall building on Main Street in Babylon. (June 18, 2011)

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Front entrance doors to the Old Town Hall
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

Front entrance doors to the Old Town Hall in Babylon. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. It now houses a museum. (June 18, 2011)

The men's jail cells, located in the basement
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

The men's jail cells, located in the basement of the Old Town Hall, were used as temporary holding cells for criminals. (June 18, 2011)

Carvings of prisoner names remain on the cell
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

Carvings of prisoner names remain on the cell walls at Old Town Hall in Babylon. (June 18, 2011)

The women's cells, located in the basement of
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

The women's cells, located in the basement of Old Town Hall in Babylon, were used as temporary holding cells. (June 18, 2011)

A view from the top of the second
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A view from the top of the second floor landing of the staircase in Old Town Hall in Babylon. (June 18, 2011)

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A view from the front entrance of the
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A view from the front entrance of the Babylon Old Town Hall lobby. (June 18, 2011)

An original plaque in the lobby floor of
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

An original plaque in the lobby floor of Old Town Hall in Babylon reads "Babylon Town House." (June 18, 2011)

A view from the side of the courtroom
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A view from the side of the courtroom looking toward the judge's seat at Old Town Hall in Babylon. The building served as the seat of town government until 1957, while the courtroom was in use from 1918 to 1979. (June 18, 2011)

A view from the rear of the courtroom
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A view from the rear of the courtroom looking toward the judge's seat at Old Town Hall in Babylon. The building served as the seat of town government until 1957, while the courtroom was in use from 1918 to 1979. (June 18, 2011)

A side view of Old Town Hall in
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A side view of Old Town Hall in Babylon. The building was built in 1917 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. (June 18, 2011)

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A case full of MTA memorabilia is on
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A case full of MTA memorabilia is on display at Old Town Hall in Babylon in an exhibit commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Long Island Rail Road, which was in 2009. (June 18, 2011)

A view from the front entrance of the
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A view from the front entrance of the Babylon Old Town Hall lobby. (June 18, 2011)

An original railroad crossing sign and model of
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

An original railroad crossing sign and model of a town and train station is on display at Old Town Hall in Babylon in an exhibit commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Long Island Rail Road, which was in 2009. (June 18, 2011)

A case full of MTA memorabilia is on
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

A case full of MTA memorabilia is on display at Old Town Hall in Babylon in an exhibit commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Long Island Rail Road, which was in 2009. (June 18, 2011)

The basement entrance to the men's and women's
(Credit: Michelle Andres)

The basement entrance to the men's and women's old jail cells at Old Town Hall is accompanied by a collage of Babylon police force pictures. (June 18, 2011)

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