Past in the present
Inside the old city hall building, Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada
April 7, 2009 • By Lorien
Another photo from our stroll to downtown Calgary the other day. This one was taken inside the old city hall building. It's a stunning sandstone building on the outside, and beautifully decorated on the inside, and it's still being used as part of the city hall complex, alongside 2 newer buildings.
The building is a designated historic site, featuring a 32.7 m (100 ft.) clock tower, that is still chiming beautifully every half hour. It was the vision of architect William M. Dodd, and officially opened for business in June 1911. In 1987 the exterior of the building received a major face-lift, and it was reopened as a designated Municipal Historic Resource on April 17, 1990.