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Old Posted Mar 4, 2007, 6:26 AM
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Wink It's not on the map, but Galt has some of Ontario's finest stone architecture

Galt is a very old town on the Grand River in Ontario. You won't find it on a map because Galt, along with Hespeler and Preston,
were combined to form the city of Cambridge in 1973. Cambridge is also part of the Kitchener-Waterloo metropolitan area.







































































































































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Interesting. Thanks!
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That's damn fine work right there.
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sublime! is there any towns that look like this in the U.S.? somewhere in the midwest perhaps?
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You're absolutely right -- Galt looks to have one of the best-preserved collections of Georgian and Victorian stone buildings in the province. I'll have to pay it a visit during the summertime!
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Everything looks in good shape too. Thanks for posting these flar....I'll have to visit the area someday.
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sublime! is there any towns that look like this in the U.S.? somewhere in the midwest perhaps?
You can find towns with a similar aesthetic in Pennsylvania and upstate NY, maybe elsewhere.
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who doesn't love galt?
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Whoa. Had no idea about this place. Very beautiful buildings.
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Wow! Great-looking town!

The steeple in the first shot is spectacular, and I love the photo with the birds.
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Always nice to see nice pictures of a city I've never heard of (since it doesn't technically exist anymore). Looks like an interesting town.
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really cool. Never heard of Galt before... thanks for this, flar. Any idea how old the town is?
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Very cool-looking town..
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really cool. Never heard of Galt before... thanks for this, flar. Any idea how old the town is?
I don't know how old Galt is. It's very old, as the town hall was built in 1857. It's an impressive town hall, so Galt must already have been a large town back then. Many of these buildings are from the mid 1800's. Here are some dates I saw:

first united church, 1863
knox's galt presbyterian(tall steeple) 1859
central presbyterian (tall steeple near bridge) 1880
Galt Public Library, 1903
Old Post Office, 1885
scott bulding (red brick), 1890
other red brick building, 1894
town hall, 1857


EDIT: this website has the answers: http://www.township.northdumfries.on...m/history.html
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thanks. Wow, it's really no older than any other early settlements in Southern Ontario. I guess it's the stone and the fact that it probably hasn't changed much at all that gives it that extra older character.

this looks like late 17th / early 18th century!
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I am very impressed. I love stone architecture.
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So is there a rock quarry in the middle of Galt? That is some heavy duty stone work.
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Looks like the best part of K-W.
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Quite impressive
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Amazing.

You look at these buildings and marvel just how wealthy the society that built them was. Except it wasn't wealthy as we know the word. These buildings are artifacts from an era when architecture, building materials, and craftmanship were at their peak. Even better, the city hadn't been destroyed by the car. So, when you see a place like Galt, the contrast with our present civilization is both stark and sobering.
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