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Building of a new city hall

Construction began on September 18, 1872.  The municipal government was considerably extending its spheres of activity.

  The present city hall now stands on the same site that was acquired on Notre-Dame Street, facing the Château Ramezay.  Designed by architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander C. Hutchison, the second French Empire style building was modeled on Paris city hall. 

The official inauguration was held on March 11, 1878.  Fire gutted the building in 1922.  It was decided to rebuild city hall along the same lines.

 


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