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Plaque board showing former town hall presented to Town of New Glasgow

Clyde Macdonald, right, and Philip MacKenzie recently presented their 150th plaque board to New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks. This plaque board shows the former New Glasgow Town Hall.
Clyde Macdonald, right, and Philip MacKenzie recently presented their 150th plaque board to New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks. This plaque board shows the former New Glasgow Town Hall. - Adam MacInnis
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. —

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. – Philip MacKenzie and Clyde Macdonald recently presented a plaque board to Town of New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks. 
This presentation marked the 150th plaque board that MacKenzie and Macdonald have distributed to various businesses, associations and locations throughout Pictou County.
The plaque board consists of a 1939 photo of the former New Glasgow town hall located on the corner of Archimedes and Dalhousie Streets in New Glasgow.
Built in 1915, this three-storey wooden structure housed the library on the ground floor, the town office and council chambers on the second floor and the fire station on the ground level at the back.
The New Glasgow town council and administrative office moved into this building in the year 1915. In 1957, fire severely damaged the building. 
In 1962, the Town of New Glasgow purchased the former New Glasgow Post Office and Custom House on Provost Street and renovated the building for use as the New Glasgow town hall.
MacKenzie said he believes it’s important to continue this project of presenting plaque boards because it’s a way to preserve history.
“There are things that are on the walls of different businesses and places that would never have come to light if it wasn’t for the plaque boards,” he said. “There are so many people that aren’t even aware of the buildings and the places that these plaque boards represent.”
Macdonald said he and MacKenzie enjoy meeting people and sharing the pieces of history.
“The enthusiasm of the people that receive them keeps us going,” he said. “Everybody is so positive and receptive of these plaque boards. It’s a total enjoyment doing it.”
He said they encourage someone to come along and try to beat their record. 

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