Here’s a civic building with distinctive character from the usual — the Town Hall of Midway, Utah, from 1941.

The clock plays Swiss folk tunes and on the hour the doors under it open, a revolving platform with puppet style figures emerges and they do swirling dances.

Midway only has a population of 3,900 but has this impressive building and in fact there are several other buildings there with Swiss styling.

This example is not appropriate for Waikanae, but the idea is — in contemplating rebuilding the Mahara Place, something that will attact visitors from outside Waikanae is needed.