Town Hall / L'Hôtel de Ville
The Heritage Trail / Le sentier du patrimoine
— Remembering Our Historic Past / Nous souvenant de notre passé historique —
The Town Hall was built in 1859 in the Classical Revival Style to house the municipal offices and council chambers of Smiths Falls including the Police and Fire Departments. In later years there were additions to the building such as a hose-drying tower and a jail. The Town Hall building hosted indoor fairs, dances, community meetings, annual balls and church services. Today, the Town Hall continues to grow remaining at the heart of the community.
L'Hôtel de Ville a été construit en 1859 dans le style néoclassique pour abriter les bureaux municipaux et la salle du conseil de Smiths Falls, y compris les services de police et d'incendies. Des années plus tard, il y a eu des ajouts à l'édifice tels qu'une tour pour sécher les tuyaux et une prison. L'édifice de l'Hôtel de Ville a accueilli des foires à l'intérieur, des danses, assemblées communautaires, bals annuels et des services religieux. Aujourd'hui, l'Hôtel de Ville continue de croître, demeurant au centre de la communauté.
Under the Ontario Heritage Act
Erected by Heritage House Museum, Government of Ontario, Parks Canada, and the Smiths Falls Municipal Heritage Committee. (Marker Number 14.)
Location. 44° 54.155′ N, 76° 1.28′ W. Marker is in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Marker is at the intersection of Beckwith Street North (Provincial Highway 15) and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on Beckwith Street North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2B8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Smiths Falls Public Market Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Beckwith Street and Bridge / La rue et le pont Beckwith (approx. half a kilometer away); Wood's Mill / Moulin de Wood (approx. half a kilometer away); Vimy Oaks / Les chênes de Vimy (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); To Commemorate the Opening of the Rideau Canal 1832 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Canadian Northern Railway Station / La Gare de la Societe Canadian Northern Railway (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smiths Falls.
More about this marker. Smiths Falls is a "single-tier town" located within Lanark County but independent from it.
Also see . . . Town Hall at Heritage Smiths Falls (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.