Monday, March 2, 2009

My World - The Old Registry Office - Woodstock, Ontario

The old registry office here in Woodstock was constructed in 1876 and served as a registry office until 1952. Italianate in style, it is highlighted by semi-circular masonry over the windows. This feature is carried on in the arch over the door. Its walls are two feet thick and its roof is said to be filled with sand, making the structure fireproof and conforming to the design plans common to registry offices of that era in Ontario. Currently this building is home to the Oxford County Genealogical Society and the Oxford County Historical Society.

6 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful old building. I wish walls could talk!

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  2. I love old buildings and it's so interesting to see them still standing after so many years and still in good use.

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  3. Interesting historical details and nice photo.

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  4. It is refreshing to see a older building still maintained and used and in such a pretty setting.

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  5. Nice old building like the filled with sand idea and it would insulate as well nice shot XXX Don

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