Hidden side of Kaslo city hall re-emerges

Restoration continues on Kaslo's city hall, including the north side of the building which until recently was hidden by the fire hall.

Restoration continued Wednesday on Kaslo’s city hall, built in 1898, including the north side of the building which until last month was hidden by the fire hall (as seen below), built in the 1970s.

The fire hall’s demolition revealed some city hall windows that have long been covered up. No firm decision has been made for the future of the space where the fire hall stood — the village is welcoming suggestions from the public.

Several local contractors have been awarded different aspects of the project, which is expected to continue intermittently until next spring, when some interior renos will take place. The village says it’s only the first step in revitalizing the national historic site.

“Subsequent interior and other essential works to make it a functional public building and space will continue to require funding and community support in the years to come,” the village said in a newsletter.

A grand opening for the new fire hall, next to the arena, is planned for Saturday, October 11 at 1 p.m.

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