Cobourg in Northumberland County, Ontario — Central Canada
One of the finest public buildings in Canada, this imposing structure was built as an expression of civic pride and confidence in the future. It was begun in 1856 and opened by the Prince of Wales four years later. Designed by the renowned architect Kivas Tully, Victoria Hall is classical in form and is distinguished by elaborately carved ornamentation, an elegant pediment supported by four Corinthian columns and a massive, column-ringed cupola. The building's interior with its traditional, pit-style court room and richly decorated concert hall is as magnificent as the exterior. Briefly closed after serving as a town hall and court house for almost 100 years, Victoria Hall was officially reopened for public use in 1983 following an extensive restoration program.
French text on reverse side (not shown):
Témoignage de fierté civique et de confiance en l'avenir, cet edifice public imposant est l'un des plus beaux au Canada. Commencé en 1856, il fut inauguré par le prince de Galles quatre ans plus tard. Conçu par le célèbre architecte Kivas Tully, il est de forme classique et se distingue par ses ornaments richement sculptés, un elegant fronton s'appuyant sur quatre colonnes corinthiennes et une coupole massive entourée de colonnes. L'intérieur d l'édifice est tout aussie somptueux que l'extérieur, avec sa sale
Erected 1986 by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 43° 57.568′ N, 78° 10.062′ W. Marker is in Cobourg, Ontario, in Northumberland County. Marker is on King Street West (Ontario Route 2) west of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2M2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Victoria Hall (a few steps from this marker); Cobourg and Peterborough Railway (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Founding of Cobourg (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Weller (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ryerson Walk (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Church of St. Peter (approx. half a kilometer away); Marie Dressler (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Victoria College (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Cobourg.
More about this marker. This 1986-version of the marker
Also see . . . Cobourg History - Victoria Hall. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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