There has been great deal of head-shaking and mysterious communication going on during the past few days, and all about the erection of the new town hall. According to some it was sinking gradually and its final disappearance underground was only a matter of time.
According to others it was sliding, and it would occasion no surprise if it was found some morning in the centre of the Mississippi river. A third party knew for certain that the walls were giving way beneath the weight of the rafters, and a large portion of the masonry had sprung.
Photo by Linda Seccaspina
We are glad to say all these rumours are quite baseless and they appear to have taken their rise from an occurrence– not at all unusual of buildings of its kind. We have been told that very few churches are built without encountering the same conditions and that it is not unexpected on the part of the builders and easily remediable.
Almonte Old Town Hall
Since its creation in 1884, Almonte’s Old Town Hall has played many roles. Originally built for town offices and council meetings, it has also housed the fire department, the municipal library, and even some local jail cells– read the rest here-click here
Almonte Town Hall 1959
“The town hall has been renovated and restored and a new enclosed stairs and entrance has been built”.
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