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Galt Post Office- Ontario's Best
Located in: Cambridge
Location #2273

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Location Owner: Anonymous
Creation Date: 1/12/2011
Last Updated: 10/21/2014

The Galt Post Office was built in 1885 and was designed by the famous architect Thomas Fuller, who also designed the first Canadian Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. It is no longer in use, but is Ontario's most beautiful ex-post office.

The first postmaster was William Quarie who earned $176 per month. (Because Galt was a larger town, this salary was more than rural postmasters earned in an entire year).

The infamous postmaster, William S. Turnbull, served from 1898 to 1919.

"As legend has it, William was involved in a torrid love affair with a postal employee named Emily. Perhaps because their relationship was forced to be kept secret, or because Mr. Turnbull attempted to end the tryst, Emily became agitated and restless. She threatened to go public with their rendezvous, which would have ultimately, not only ruined the reputation of William and bring his career to an end, but also cause a great scandal for the local townsfolk to chatter about.

Although some say it was suicide while others say murder, Emily's lifeless body was found dangling from the rafters in the clock tower only a few days later."

Please add photos in meantime..I will get some in 2011 as well.

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Category: House or Farm

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