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Elgin County Archives Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Archives

This building, originally a nurses’ residence for the psychiatric hospital, was connected to the hospital by a pedestrian tunnel, which is still there. In 1985, it became the administration offices for Elgin County and later the Municipality of Central Elgin. Many alterations occurred, including closing in balconies to make offices. But some spaces, stone carvings and woodwork remain largely intact.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

450 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1460, ext. 154


Year built: 1939
Architect: W.L. Somerville with J.T. Findlay
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5 – Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elgin County Archives 450 Sunset Drive