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Former Galt Post Office

Former Galt Post Office

Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted July 2018

Former Galt Post Office Former Galt Post Office

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Cambridge
On the west side of Water Street South
just south of Main Street


Coordinates: N 43 21.504 W 80 18.926

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Plaque Text

This building, begun in 1884 and finished in 1887, was erected to house the post office, customs, and other government services. It was designed under Dominion chief architect Thomas Fuller and built by contractor M. A. Piggott. The building was part of a national program aimed at establishing a federal presence with the erection of striking edifices on prominent sites. Among this body of works, the Galt post office stands out for its excellent design and masterful stonework. The asymmetrical elevations and the richly textured surfaces produce a handsome and picturesque composition.

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