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Victoria Hall, What Came First Mosley Or Victoria Street?

Victoria Hall is located at the intersection of Mosley Street.

Victoria Hall is my latest discovery. After visiting the library to return and borrow books, we found ourselves unexpectedly diverted. As we crossed the parking lot behind the library, we inadvertently found ourselves on Mosley Street.

I had a delightful walk through the historic district of Aurora, accompanied by Matthew.

Victoria Hall, front entrance
Victoria Hall, Built 1883

We passed by a few heritage places, but one that left the most impression on me was the Victoria Hall, a simple Gothic church of the late 19th century (1883) that was once home to the local congregation of the Disciples of Christ Church.

I was surprised to discover that the small Gothic building had served as both a “Health Hall” and a Public Library in the past.

Victoria Hall, West side

During my morning walk in Aurora, I stumbled upon an intriguing discovery. I began my day with a visit to the modern Aurora Public Library, and then unexpectedly came across the original library from 1963 on Victoria Street. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment for uncovering such a fascinating piece of history.

Victoria Hall is located at the intersection of Mosley Street and Victoria Street, to be exact 27 Mosley Street, Aurora.

East side

When I was photographing Victoria Hall, I knew nothing about it. The name was obvious. The age was obvious – engraved in stone above.

What I did not know that day was if it was located on Mosley Street or Victoria Street.

The church is facing Mosley Street, so it must be located on Mosley Street, I thought.

But then I thought, maybe I was wrong, but I wasn’t. So why is the church called Victoria Hall now?

Arched windows

COMMENTS

Butterfly said: October 2, 2011 at 22:27

I’m not sure. My daughter has attended birthday parties here. It’s an interesting building. You probably have already, but check out the Cultural Centre in the same area. It’s wonderful!

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 2, 2011 at 23:24

Yes I did I took 360 degrees photo shoot. Interesting enough I was so into the architecture of the building that I forgot to change one setting on my camera. I have to go for retake. The sunny day and shades on my glasses stopped me from seeing what was wrong.

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