London Public Library Image Gallery
Post Office, London, Ontario


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photograph of the old London Post Office built circa 1860 and demolished in 1953. The photograph shows the front and side view of the building with its ornate facade. The building front, facing onto Richmond Street has double Doric columns on the first level and double Corinthian columns on the level above. The federal crest of arms with lion and unicorn atop the words "POST OFFICE" are situated above the main entrance. The Post Office was situated on the southwest corner of Richmond Street and Queens Avenue. The architect was William Beaumont Leather (1820-1907), who had been a partner of Sandford Fleming.
Notes:
The inscription at the bottom of the photograph was added in 1939.
PG L25
Inscriptions:
The old London Post Office, erected 1860. Previous to the erection of this building, the post office was located in the stores of local merchants, in little wooden shacks, etc. the building to the left is the Albion block, or Albion Hotel, built in 1857 by William and John (later Sir John) Carling, and now (1939) generally known as the Carling Block. About 1875.
Date of Original:
ca. 1875
Dimensions:
Width: 24.3 cm
Height: 20.1 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 23.6cm
Image Height: 16.3cm
Local identifier:
32104033410087
Collection:
James Egan Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.9847464990645 Longitude: -81.2504196166992
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG L25
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London Public Library
Email
WWW address
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251 Dundas Street

London, ON N6A 6H9

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Post Office, London, Ontario


A black and white photograph of the old London Post Office built circa 1860 and demolished in 1953. The photograph shows the front and side view of the building with its ornate facade. The building front, facing onto Richmond Street has double Doric columns on the first level and double Corinthian columns on the level above. The federal crest of arms with lion and unicorn atop the words "POST OFFICE" are situated above the main entrance. The Post Office was situated on the southwest corner of Richmond Street and Queens Avenue. The architect was William Beaumont Leather (1820-1907), who had been a partner of Sandford Fleming.