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The Dundas Town Hall

The Dundas Town Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

The Dundas Town Hall

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

The Dundas Town Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
In Dundas, to the left of the hall
on the west side of Main Street just north of Governors Road

Coordinates: N 43 15.824 W 79 57.148


Plaque Text

Dundas was incorporated as a town in 1847 by a special Act of the legislature of the Province of Canada. The following year the town council accepted a tender from a local builder, James Scott, to erect a stone town hall and voted 2000 to cover the cost. Designed in a version of Roman Classic, by Francis Hawkins of Dundas, the building was completed by July, 1849, and was said to have cost 2500. Except for a small Italianate wing added later, the exterior has been little altered, although a thorough renovation was carried out in 1946. It is one of the most handsome, pre-1850, municipal buildings surviving in Ontario.

Related Ontario plaque
Dundas Street

Town Halls

Other Plaques in Dundas
The Desjardins Canal
Dundas Mills
The Founding of Dundas
Griffin House

Hamilton Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted July 30, 2010
the Dundas Town Hall appears very squat in your picture. there is a flight of ten stairs in frunt of the building, going from the level of the side walk to the first floor. if each stair is six inches high, this would mean that the landing is five feet above the sidewalk. and this means that the building has a much greater elevation than what appears in your picture. also, there is a new wing on the north side of the building which houses the council chambers.

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