Thursday, September 19, 2013

Old City Hall

Right across the road from our new City Hall is Old City Hall which was used by city council from 1899 to 1966 when council then moved to the new hall. It was designed by architect E. J. Lennox in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and is a treasure house of wonderful carvings some of which I'll show over the next few days. The building is now used as a court house. 

10 comments:

Karen said...

I like the old one best, love the reflection of the old in the new!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

That stone - it really is what made so many of your buildings stand out as some of the most beautiful in the world.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

That stone - it really is what made so many of your buildings stand out as some of the most beautiful in the world.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty!

William Kendall said...

Between the two, I've always preferred the old city hall. It commands the attention.

Jack said...

Fabulous, RedPat. There is something earthy and yet embellished about Richardsonian Romanesque buildings that really grab me.

Randy said...

What beautiful building and reflection.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very impressive clock tower, looks like it's been stretched upwards!

Sharon said...

A completely different look but a wonderful look none the same.

Hilda said...

Completely missed this one when we were in Toronto several years ago. Only got to visit the new city hall. Now I regret it. It's absolutely amazing!