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Kingston City Hall

Kingston City Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Kingston City Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Kingston City Hall

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
At City Hall on the north side of Ontario Street
between Brock and Market streets

Coordinates: N 44 13.790 W 76 28.790


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Plaque Text

In 1843 the architect George Browne was commissioned to design a town hall in keeping with Kingston's status as a provincial capital. This building, one of the most ambitious examples of nineteenth century Canadian municipal architecture, was completed in 1844 at a cost of almost £20,000. It housed the municipal offices, the council chambers, and the town market, and also contained shops, other offices, and a saloon. A fire in 1865 destroyed part of the rear wing. The portico, removed in 1958, was rebuilt in 1966 by the City with the financial assistance of the federal government.

Another plaque at this location
George Browne (1811-1885)


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Kingston Plaques

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> Posted April 2, 2012
I used to visit Kingston regularly during the summer months and would regularly take the time to admire the exterior of this beautiful and imposing building.

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