City Hall Directory
Event highlights for the city of London 1911 - 1929
City Hall sold.
Advent of Hydro.
The Beck artesian well system completed.
Household Science and Nursing Services introduced into schools.
London created headquarters of First Divisional Area.
First Street Bridge erected.
Pottersburg Bridge erected.
Holeproof Hosiery Co. established.
Parks placed under the Public Utilities Commission.
Alexandra School built.
Technical High School opened.
Ealing, Pottersburg, Knollwood and Chelsea Green annexed.
Beatty Bros. open foundry.
Nitschke Building became City Hall.
Masonic Hall built on Queens Avenue.
W. N. Ashplant appointed City Engineer.
Board of Control established.
Garbage Collection taken over by the City.
Waterworks Commission becomes Public Utilities Commission.
City of London operates the London & Port Stanley Railway, and London Railway Commission established.
Aberdeen School opened.
Greene-Swift franchise for heating.
Sunday Street Cars began operation.
Second Street Bridge erected.
East End Library opened.
Hydro-Electric control electrical inspection department.
Rotary Club organized.
Return to Ward System.
H. A. Brazier appointed City Engineer.
Alderman Neil Cooper died in office April 22.
H. C. Simpson appointed Alderman May 3 to complete remainder of Alderman Cooper's term.
East End Sewage Disposal Plant built.
Election of Aldermen by Wards.
16,000 troops at Carling Heights.
Storm Sewer System (Chipman).
Boyle, Riverview, Lord Roberts and Ryerson Schools erected.
Tuberculosis nurses employed under the Board of Health.
At the election of January 1, H. A. Stevenson, M.D., received 3,873 votes for Mayor and W. M. Gartshore received 3,887. On a recount being held, 3,887 votes were received by each candidate. City Clerk S. Baker cast a ballot in favour of H. A. Stevenson and he was declared elected Mayor for the year 1916.
Alderman A. M. Hunt resigned April 8.
S. P. Reynolds elected Alderman by vote of Ward 1 electorate on April 24 to complete balance of Alderman Hunt's term.
Foster property water supply.
London Electric Co. ceased to operate.
Dental Clinics established in schools.
Public Utilities building erected on west part of Spencer site.
Communicable diseases nurse employed under the Board of Health.
London South Branch Library opened.
City acquired paving plant and commenced doing its own paving and sewer work.
South Western Traction Co. Ry. ceased operation.
Board of Control abolished based on a vote of the electorate.
Collegiate Institute destroyed by fire.
Visit of the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII).
Municipal Housing programme undertaken.
Plumbing Inspection instituted.
Venereal disease nurse employed under the Board of Health.
Playgrounds Department organized under the Public Utilities Commission.
South-east branch of the Public Library opened.
City took over issue of marriage licences.
Alderman C. G. Moorhead died in office February 21.
H. J. Childs appointed Alderman on March 21 to complete remainder of Alderman Moorhead's term.
Victoria School opened.
Adolescent Act enforced.
Town Planning Commission established.
Central Collegiate (present building) opened February, 1922.
Juvenile Court opened. (Judge Warner in charge).
Three-unit High School System adopted.
War Memorial Children's Hospital erected.
W. P. Near appointed City Engineer.
Alderman T. Patterson died in office in April, 1923.
E. A. Shaw appointed May 21 to complete remainder of Alderman Patterson's term.
Municipal Golf Links established.
Registry Office on County Grounds opened.
University of Western Ontario established at its present site on the Thames River in North London.
Abolished Ward System.
Eight Aldermen, two year term, four to be elected each year.
Traffic Tower installed.
Garbage collection extended to whole City.
Quebec Street Library opened, replacing East End Library.
Sir Adam Beck Collegiate erected.
St. Peter's Seminary transferred to Sunshine Park.
New Nurses' Home erected.
New Ridout Street Bridge erected.
London Old Boys' Reunion and City Centennial.
Mother's Allowance instituted.
Confederation Building at Western Fair replaced Crystal Palace, burned.
Hotel London erected.
Air Field established.
Board of Education reduced to six members.
London South Collegiate Institute completed.
New Arena constructed at Western Fair.
Municipal Offices opened - Dundas and Wellington Streets.
Springbank Dam re-erected.
Electors approve agreement with C.N.R. re grade separation.
New Poultry Building at Western Fair.
Old Age Pensions established.
Drain Inspection instituted.
Stadium for sports and convocations completed at The University of Western Ontario and named the J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in honour of Colonel John William Little whose generosity helped make the building possible. Colonel Little was a prominent businessman and the City's Mayor from 1895 to 1897.
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