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Former Almonte Post Office

Former Almonte Post Office

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Former Almonte Post Office

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Former Almonte Post Office

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Mississippi Mills
In Almonte, on the northeast corner of
Mill Street and Little Bridge Street


Coordinates: N 45 13.531 W 76 11.705

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Plaque Text

Begun in 1889 and finished in 1891, this building was erected to house postal and customs services. Federal chief architect Thomas Fuller was responsible for the design and Robert Cameron was the contractor. The building was part of a national programme to provide federal offices in well designed and prominently located structures. This building was influenced by the Romanesque Revival style as the wide voussoirs over the doors and windows illustrate. The steep picturesque roof and richly coloured and carved stone are characteristic of the period.

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> Posted April 26, 2010
I have photographs of other Fuller buildings -- in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Halifax NS; Montague, PEI, Smith Falls, Ontario. Almonte and Napanee, Ontario are on my list. Hope to get them this summer. Regards- Dave Harley, Sydney Mines, NS




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