Cumberland’s City Hall came into being out of the same necessity as so many other municipal buildings in the state: it’s previous incarnation burned to the ground 100 years ago. In this case, being 2011 it was exactly 100 years ago that the city built this one.
I did some research on this neo-classical building, and it all leads back to one entry in the historic register, which is so full of architectural details that I cannot hope to summarize their significance in just a few sentences. So I will provide this link.
I will note that the mural on the inside of the building sounds pretty interesting and, next time I’m there during business hours (which might be tough) I’ll be sure to bring back a picture.