The Town Hall
50 Saint-Joseph Street
Before starting on the path back to your point of departure, a short detour of barely 100 metres, to the end of Hôtel-de-Ville Street, will lead you to the Town Hall on Saint-Joseph Street.
Saint-Agathe’s original town hall was built in 1903. It also housed the police station and fire hall, along with the circuit court* and the police chief’s residence. The tower at the rear is where the firefighters would hang their hoses to dry after use. The building was replaced by the current one in 1930.
Circuit courts are court systems in several common law jurisdictions. The core concept of circuit courts requires judges to travel to different locales to ensure wide visibility and understanding of cases in a region.
(1) The Town Hall not long after its construction early in the 20th century.
(2) The Town Hall, same location around 1950.