The Nation’s Smallest (and Cutest) City Hall

Good things come in in small packages, or so the old adage goes.

Case in point: Maskell City Hall, a 10x12 foot bungalow in Dixon County, Nebraska where the city’s most important business is conducted.

The stucco-covered structure was built as a public works project during the Great Depression to protect a well. The pump, unused since the 1950s, is still in the basement, accessible through a trap door and ladder. A recent renovation ensures that the little building will hold on to its claim to fame for the foreseeable future.

The tiny abode is more than enough for the town of 70 residents, which has just four board members, a city clerk, and a board chairman. If an issue comes up that attracts more than a few visitors to city chambers, the board simply moves public discussions to the park across the street. The board’s minutes are taped up in the window every week.

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