28. Strabane Corporation – the Town Hall.
The Act of Union in 1800 followed a turbulent twenty year period when the influence of the American Declaration of Independence and then the French Revolution had engendered much debate and culminated in open rebellion in other parts of Ireland. The Irish Parliament was dissolved, and as a result the borough of Strabane no longer had a dedicated member of Parliament. This made the work of the Corporation more important in the life of the town. They met in the town hall, located at the junction of Market Street and Main Street -a building which was being rebuilt in 1766. This view shows the fantastic steeple added in a renovation of 1904. Unfortunately the building was bombed in 1972 and subsequently demolished.