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Belleville City Hall

Belleville City Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Belleville City Hall

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Belleville City Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The City of Belleville
On the east side of Front Street
between McAnnany Street and Market Street
a block north of Dundas Street (Road 2)


Coordinates: N 44 09.764 W 77 23.008

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Plaque Text

This imposing structure was erected in 1872-73 to house the public market and administrative offices of the rapidly expanding municipality of Belleville. It was designed by John Evans, a local architect, and constructed by contractor, John Forin. A fine example of High Victorian architecture, the handsome brick and limestone structure was built as an expression of civic pride and confidence in the future. It is distinguished by tall, arched windows on the second floor, a bell-cast mansard roof with dormers and a massive clock tower strengthened by octagonal buttresses. Aside from its administrative function, the structure has also served as a meeting place for religious, social and commercial organizations. Little altered since erected, it continues today to be the most prominent landmark within the community.

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