Dining Hall/Old Town Hall

Richmond Ontario's 200th Anniversary Walking Tour

Dining Hall/Old Town Hall

Ottawa, Goulbourn, Ontario K0A 2Z0, Canada

Created By: Goulbourn Township Historical Society


6107 Perth Street

The Dining Hall on the Richmond Fairgrounds was originally a two-storey building built in the 1850’s as the municipality’s Town Hall. It was used for meetings, banquets, dances and even a Model School. Its lower floor also served as the town jail for a time. It used to have a bell tower and a high staircase up to the double central doors on the second floor. The structure was moved to a site near McBean and Perth Street sometime between 1886 and 1896. In 1951 the Town Hall was purchased by the Agricultural Society for $525, and the top half of the building was moved across the street, minus its bell tower and staircase, to its present site. It has decorative tongue and groove interior wall finishing, and the boards are laid on the diagonal.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Richmond Ontario's 200th Anniversary Walking Tour


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