Walkerville Town Hall

November 15, 2010

Designed by Albert Kahn in 1904, the Town Hall and Post Office was originally located on Riverside Drive, opposite the Distillery. To the right is the end of the Flat Iron Building. The Town Hall and Flat Iron building were both scheduled for demolition in 1994. A dedicated group of volunteers raised the funds to have the building moved around the corner to Devonshire Road where is now stands today.


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8 Responses to Walkerville Town Hall

  1. Aaron on November 15, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Such a beautiful place. I can’t beleive the condition its in, like it was built a year ago.
    Thanks Andrew!

    PS……….WHY AM I PRACTICALY THE ONLY ONE POSTING IN THE FORUM???????? C’MON FOLKS!!! LOL :)

  2. Jane on November 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I miss the Flatiron building. Camilla Stogell Wigle’s parents had a store in that building at one point.

    The Town Hall looks wonderful. It always seemed a little nondescript when it was around the corner – probably because the facade was SO dirty. Aaron, you are right, it looks great.

    I read somewhere that the current location was where it was originally meant to be. Riverside (then Sandwich) was the second choice.

    Aaron – I’m sorry you are lonely, I’ll have to try harder.

  3. Dave on November 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

    That is interesting Jan. I have never heard of that. It is too bad we have lost so much density inour core neighbourhoods in this city. I guess the love of big-box crap…eerr, I mean stores is our future (gross).

  4. Ken on November 15, 2010 at 11:00 am

    The Google map shows where the track crossed Devonshire to the end (or start?) of Hiram Walker’s railway (later C&O) in that space to the right (south) of the beautifully restored post office. Jane is right in that it looks better than its former grimy self! (Hard to believe I worked in what is now the Taloola Cafe a long, long, time ago!)

  5. Bruce on November 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Where the building use to sit they are putting a pump building for the new sewer trunk line that’s going down Riverside Drive. I was down there last week and saw it. I love the look of that building. I’m glad they didn’t tear it down.

  6. Shane on November 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    i love this part of devonshire.. i would like to see more infill building replaceing some of those empty lots and parking lots. its too bad they didn’t put the new train station on its old site.

  7. Mike on November 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I noticed across the street there is an empty lot with old concrete pads and a steel guardrail surrounding the lot. Why are these there and why does that lot remain unused?

  8. Aaron on November 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    That was the site of the Walkerville Train Station, Mike. She was beauty……seen here, first pic
    http://www.internationalmetropolis.com/?p=3373

    Why is the lot unused? Well, this is Windsor.

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