Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 4, 2017

United Empire Loyalist Plaque, Cornwall

UNITED EMPIRE LOYALIST PLAQUE, once housed on the Federal Building (Post Office) in Cornwall, now the Library.

Whatever happened to this plaque?

Minted in 1934 by the Federal Government and placed on the Post Office at the corner of Pitt and 2nd Streets, it was removed to the new federal building/post office, in 1955, when the former building was demolished.

For some reason the plaque was removed from the building and placed in storage and nearly forgotten.  That is until a member of the SD & G Historical Society did some sleuthing and had it transferred, with the aid of our MP, to the Cornwall Community Museum, where it is now housed for all to see, along with other Loyalist documents and research facilities.


Responses

  1. I first saw this plaque in the Simon Fraser Library which is now a church. It was inside near the centre of the library. The plaque on the old federal building now the library is still there.


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