Inaugurated on August 26, 1940 as the new Municipal Hall of Cagayan
town and became the City Hall of the new Cagayan de Oro City in 1950.
The building survived World War II. Recently renovated, the new architect
tried to retain some of its colonial lines by installing new dentils
and dentil bands beneath the media-agua. However, the old capiz windows
were removed and replaced with modern French windows that seem incongruous
with the architectural style. Moreover, some lovely vaulted alcoves
inside are now covered beneath new plywood walls. Over-all, historical
preservation was deficient, not to mention the new paint hues which
are too loud for the structure's style.