Kingston City Hall Sans Portico, 1956

City Hall, Kingston, OntarioHere’s a sight you don’t usually see: City Hall without its portico. City Hall, designed by architect George Browne, was built in 1844. It had to have its portico removed in 1956 after a fault in the stonework was discovered. George Lilley, local photographer, captured this photo of City Hall immediately after the portico was dismantled. It remained this way until 1966 when it was finally rebuilt in time for Confederation celebrations the following year.

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