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GALLERY: The Rockville City Council Chamber Through the Years

From wood paneling to high-def television, see the changes at City Hall.

The City of Rockville's original mayor and Council Chamber was built in 1962 as part of the new .

The oak furniture and wall paneling that were the chamber's trademark were built in the early 1970s by City of Rockville carpenter Ernest "Nippy" Onley and his crew, according to the city's website.

The chamber received a makeover when the city built a wrap-around addition to City Hall in 1981-82. Upgraded audio and visual equipment was added in 2005.

Over the years, the room has hosted City Council meetings, candidate forums and even exercises classes as the city's multi-purpose meeting space.

to read more about the latest chamber upgrades.

Photos courtesy of the City of Rockville and Peerless Rockville.

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