I remember passing by the old Sorsogon Town Hall in barangay Talisay when I was still a kid. It was just one of those structures that I see on my way to my cousin’s place. Lately, as I begun to love writing about my hometown, I began to appreciate the old structures of the town. And the old town hall is just one of them.
I have been inside the town hall not more than 3 times if I am not mistaken, one was just trying to deal with my curiosity and simply went inside. The mayor’s office was still on the said building. Then twice in relation to my role as member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines; I think we toured a couple of local government agencies (it was the municipal jail then) and also dropped by with the local firefighters. I remember the firefighters have been on their current location since I was still a kid.
I remember the municipal government transferring to the old Sorsogon Shopping Center (now under rehab by the LKY corp) when I was in grade 6 or so. And the old municipal hall became the city jail; eventually, it housed the local Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and still is on the old hall. Also, it was dark and the illumination from the bulbs and fluorescent lamps were simply not enough.
Nowadays, it houses local agencies. I think the one on the right wing, downstairs, houses a nursery for the barangay. I haven’t been inside since high school. Perhaps, I will drop by next time I visit and provide an update.
Note 1 – Pictures were taken from this site while browsing the net for interesting sources about the old town of Sorsogon.
Note 2 – Here’s a related article about the old town hall.