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The Guildhall which opened on 23 October 1934, was originally built in order to solve an acute accommodation problem in the former Guildhall at Somerset Place (now the Dylan Thomas Centre). It was erected in a time of extreme recession and when unemployment was at record levels. The construction of the building helped to alleviate both of these problems.
Its innovative design and unique features were widely copied in other municipal buildings during the two decades following its completion and the building has proved to be functional as well as being architecturally splendid. As a civic centre, it has functioned as the focal point of local government and justice, it is the fount of civic ceremony, and it has become one of the principal centres of social and cultural life in Swansea.
The Guildhall has undergone several alterations and extensions, each retaining its original character as an example of ‘a classical approach to modernism’. It is now regarded as an historic building in its own right, and one of which the people of Swansea are justifiably proud.
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