Halifax in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
Province House is an architectural monument and the setting for signifiant events in Canadian political life. Begun in 1811 and opened in 1819 as the seat of government for Nova Scotia, it is one of the finest Palladian-style buildings in Canada. Its symmetrical composition, harmonious proportions and refined interior detailing are distinguishing features of the classical architecture of Georgian England. Before Confederation, epic orations within these walls contributed to the achievement of freedom of the press and responsible government, cornerstones of democracy in this country.
Monument architectural, cet édifice fut le théâtre d’événements marquants de la vie politique canadienne. Commencé en 1811 et ouvert en 1819 comme siège de gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse, c’est l’un des plus beaux immeubles de style palladien au Canada. Sa composition symétrique, ses proportions harmonieuses et ses détails intérieurs raffinés sont des traits caractéristiques. Des discours épiques prononcés ici avant la Confédération contribuèrent à l’avènement de la liberté de la presse et du gouvernement responsable, pierres angulaires del la démocratie au Canada,
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique
Location. 44° 38.888′ N, 63° 34.391′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker is on Hollis Street just from George Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South African War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Celtic Cross (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Mitchell House (about 120 meters away); Samuel Cunard (about 180 meters away); The Dockyard Clock / L'horloge de L'arsenal (about 180 meters away); Here We Began (about 180 meters away); Halifax’s Cable Wharf (about 180 meters away); Halifax Waterfront Buildings (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Also see . . . Province House (Nova Scotia). Province House is where the Nova Scotia Legislature, known officially as the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, has met every year since 1819, making it the longest serving legislative building in Canada. The building is Canada's oldest house of government. (Submitted on October 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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