Truro Civic Building
Photo Courtesy of Colchester Regional Development Agency
Erected in 1912 with the cornerstone laid by the Duke of Connaught,
the Governor General of Canada, this building has a long history of
different occupants. At one time, the building housed the Truro Police
Department on the first floor. The building was also home to the
princess Moving Picture Theatre, the Public Library, and during World
War II, the I.O.D.E. ran a servicemen's canteen. Originally, the
basement held lock-up cells for overnight prisoners. As time passed,
the basement was filled with vaults which held Town records. Today,
the building is the seat of municipal government and contains various
The Civic Building, or Town Hall, was built with brick masonry, with
freestone trim in the Romanesque Revival style at a cost of $55.000.
The interior of this building has recently been totally renovated to more
modern standards to allow greater efficiency in today's workplace.
Text Courtesy of Truro Development Corporation Ltd.
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