Please visit My World Tuesday
Monday, March 9, 2009
My World Tuesday - City Hall, Woodstock, Ontario
The current City Hall building was originally built in 1901 as a post office during the term of Alexander McClenaghan, postmaster for 30 years. Borgue Des Rivieres of Ottawa were the architects and William Hall Burns, a prominent Ottawa artist and sculptor of the Library of Parliament, was commissioned to do the exterior stone carving. Built of warm sandstone, with decorative trim in the gables and a bold corner tower with four clocks, it was converted to municipal offices in 1968.