City Hall - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 02.760 W 114° 03.479
11U E 706217 N 5659059
Quick Description: With construction starting in 1907, the cornerstone celebration occurred in 1908 for City Hall, which would take four years to build. City Hall with the new Municipal Building along side is located at 704 - 2nd Street SE, Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 5:57:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM55DV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoKs
Views: 32

Long Description:
City Hall is marked with a blue, Alberta Historic Resources Provincial medallion at the front entrance to the building.

""In 1908 dignitaries, including Mayor Arthur Cameron, R.B. Bennett and Colonel James Walker, were on hand to celebrate this momentous event.
The cornerstone is embedded outside of City Hall on the northwest side of the main entrance. It is a red granite plaque engraved with the names of the mayor and aldermen, the City Clerk and the architect, William Dodd. Dodd was dismissed in 1909 and replaced by architects Gilbert Hodgson and Ernest Butler.

A sealed copper box was placed under the cornerstone. Inside were financial reports, bylaws of the city, and a copy of the New Testament." (visit link)

Text on the cornerstone at City Hall:
City Council 1907
A.L. Cameron Mayor

Ald. S.J. Clark Chairman-PW
Ald. A. Moodie Chairman-CE&F
Ald. J. Mitchell Chairman FDept
Ald J.G. Watson Chairman WW
Ald. A. Graves Chairman LDept
Ald. G.B. Reilly Chairman P&RNI
Ald. R. Suitor Chairman P&C
Ald. W.H. Manarey Chairman M&H
Aldermen H.W. White, G.T.C. Robinson, A.J. Samis & R.J. Stuart

H.E. Gillis City Clerk
W.M. Dodd Architect

Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: Parking is always a trick at city hall. Try 3rd street east

Placement agency: Alberta Culture

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