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Guelph City Hall 1856

Guelph City Hall 1856

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2014

Guelph City Hall

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted October, 2013

Guelph City Hall

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted March, 2015

Guelph City Hall

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Wellington
The City of Guelph
On the south side of Carden Street
just west of Wyndham Street

Coordinates: N 43 32.634 W 80 14.882


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Plaque Text

This fine example of classical architecture was begun in 1856 following the incorporation of Guelph as a town. It was designed by William Thomas, architect of St. Lawrence Hall, Toronto, and other important buildings throughout the province, and was completed in 1857. Constructed of Guelph stone, it contained a market house, offices and an assembly hall in which many notable persons were entertained, including the Hon. John A. Macdonald, later Canada's first Prime Minister. Alterations to the building were made in 1870 and a new hall was added in 1875. Except for the clock tower which was removed in 1961, the front portion of the structure retains its original appearance.

Another plaque at this location
Guelph City Hall


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Guelph Plaques

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> Posted January 15, 2011
Small point...Macdonald, not MacDonald. Keep up the good work
[Fixed. Thanks.]

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