My Town Monday - Dufferin County Court House (Orangeville)
The Dufferin County Court House is located in Orangeville, north-west of Toronto.
According to the Ontario Heritage Foundation construction of this imposing brick court house was begun in the spring of 1880. Designed by C.J. Soule, a Guelph architect, it was built by the contracting firm of Dobbie and Grierson. Although the first provisional county council meeting was held here on November 24, 1880, the two-storey rectangular building was constructed to house the judicial and administrative offices of the newly created county of Dufferin was not completed until early 1881. Its impressive exterior is distinguished by a prominent central tower, projecting gable ends, irregular roof treatment and decorative white brick. Except for the additional of a new wing in 1973, the building remains largely unaltered, and still serves as the centre for the administration of justice in the county.
Photo Credit: Lone Primate CC=nc-sa-flickr.
My Town Monday is the brainchild of Travis Erwin who lives in Texas. In early January he lost his home and household possessions in a fire. If you would like to offer support for Travis' family, go to Habitat For Travis. For the interim to see other members of the group to learn about their area of the planet go to see Chris here or Junosmom here.