Black & white photo of Orangeville Town Hall, 1930 (cropped a bit)
I'm a big fan of before-and-after photos so was delighted to find two vintage ones of the old town hall in Orangeville built in 1876. The photos have been enlarged into murals and hang on the outside of a business across the street from the now renovated building.
Colour mural/large photo of Orangeville Town Hall, 1963 (cropped a bit)
On the same wall but just below the above B&W photo, hangs this colour photo, which was taken 33 years later than the one above - notice the cupola is missing.
Town Hall now an opera House
The third photo was taken by me in the fall, 2015. After extensive restoration and renovation this building opened as a opera house/theatre in 1994.
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I love taking a look into the past as well. These photos are really neat. Things don't change as much as we think they do!
Wow! Looks better than the original.
Vintage photos are cool, and the restoration is commendable.
my favorite is the old gas pumps :)
Gostei de ver as fotos antigas.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Both of the vintae images are cool and I like your shot of the Town hall Opera House. Great post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
Nice to see the building throughout the years. If you like you can link it up on this weeks "Through my Lens" Link is below.
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These kinds of before and after shots are so interesting, its so cool to see how things change over the years
Love the vintage views!
I'm also a fan of before and after shots, so interesting how things change (or not).
Those are great. I love to find stuff like that.
I absolutely looooove looking at old black and white's EG. I wonder if the cupola was removed for restoration at that time?
Quite a change down through the years!
Oh, yes! I love looking back at old photos, too, EG, and these are superb!! So much history and beauty!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty and the history of "your world"!! I hope your new week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!
I'm a big fan of before-and-after photos too. Great post!
i love old photos and especially before and after and the now is great...
How wonderful to see both postcards and the photo of this impressive building!
I like your shot of the Town hall Opera House.
It's always fun to see old and new and also good to see that the building has a wonderful new lease of life!
I love the historic look too. I just posted about the Renwick Gallery in DC's new exhibit. The building is from the late 1800s too. We also visited Martha Washington's granddaughter's Tudor home and saw A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre, the historic theater where Abraham Lincoln was shot. So I've been immersed in this period.
I love the "now and then" photos.
Fun to see how the Opera house looked from 1930 - present. I love the cars shown in the first vintage photo.
Really great to see the history and use of this landmark building over the decades.
i wish i could go in the olden days to see it then, that would be so fun. history. ( :
Wonderful historic post with delightful photos!
Wishing you the magic and love of the season, xox
artmusedog and carol
What a great new use for a wonderful building! xx
Great comparison between the history and your current photo of the civic building.
Adore this veteran building
Nicely shown here.
That's a good looking building.
Interesting to see a little history of a building. Even better to see what it looked like in the 'black and white' days. :)
I love the one you took, but like you I love finding old photos of places I know. and even like seeing old photos of about any place.
Lovely to see the difference in the 3 shots.
A lovely old building!
Have a wonderful week!
I love looking at before and after shots :). These are super!
Looks the exact same. I love that!
How wonderful! Love the "gasolene" sign! :-)
Good thing to take care of old buildings :)
Old photos is definitely one way to preserve the past. The murals are like opening a family album and sharing the photos with the public. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.
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