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Brockville in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Former Brockville Post Office

 
 
Former Brockville Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. Former Brockville Post Office Marker
Inscription.
Completed in 1886 this structure was designed under the direction of Thomas Fuller, Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works from 1881 to 1896. The Brockville Post Office shows the sensitivity often displayed by Fuller and his staff. The basic design with the double entrance and steep roof was adapted to many small post offices across Canada, but varied here by the presence of superb stonework and a central pedimented gable with flanking gables. Each post office was unique but collectively they shared a resemblance that came to symbolize the federal presence throughout Canada.

Cet édifice, achevé en 1886, à été conçu sous la directîon de Thomas Fuller, architecte en chef aux Travaux publics de 1881 à 1896. Le bureau de Brockville illustre le goût dont faisaient souvent preuve Thomas Fuller et son équipe. Adaptes à de nombreux bureaux de poste canadiens, le plans de base, comprenant une double entrée et une toit brisé, se distinguent ici par une superbe mâçonnerie et un pignôn central à fronton flanqué de deux autres pignons. Malgré des différences, tous les bureaux des poste, par leur traits communs, en vinrent à symboliser la présence fédérale à travers le pays.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Thomas Fuller Building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Thomas Fuller Building
Former Brockville Post Office Marker is left of the right entranceway
44° 35.399′ N, 75° 41.102′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Court House Avenue and William Street, on the right when traveling south on Court House Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Court House Avenue, Brockville, Ontario K6V 4T1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. K.C.B. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876 (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnstown District Court House and Gaol (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Grant (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); James Morris (about 90 meters away); Sir William Buell Richards (about 90 meters away); Leeds-Grenville County Court House (about 90 meters away); The Brockville Tunnel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Buell, Sr. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .  Former Brockville Post Office National Historic Site of Canada. Historic Places Canada's page for the Brockville Post Office. (Submitted on August 12, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
<i>Post Office, Brockville, Ontario.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Photogelatine Engraving Co., Ltd., circa 1920
3. Post Office, Brockville, Ontario.
The Former Brockville Post Office was designated a national historic site in 1983 because: it is representative of small urban post offices designed by Thomas Fuller; it possesses architectural merit, this is to say it has not undergone major exterior alteration; it possesses integrity, that is to say that its siting is sympathetic. The Brockville Post Office is a good example of the post offices erected by the Department of Public Works in smaller urban centres during Thomas Fuller's term as Chief Architect (1881-1886). - Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on August 12, 2015.
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