“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cobourg in Northumberland County, Ontario — Central Canada

Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
1. Victoria Hall Marker
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
Victoria Hall image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
2. Victoria Hall
Marker is to the left of the entrance
du tribunal traditionnelle, et sa sale de concert magnifiquement décorée. Fermé briévement après avoir été utilize comme hotel de ville et palais de justice pendant près de 100 ans, Victoria Hall fut officiellement réouvert au public en 1983 aprés d'importants travaux de restauration.
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 (Provincial Highway 2) west of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cobourg.
More about this marker. This 1986-version of
<i>Municipal Buildings, Cobourg, Ont.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. Municipal Buildings, Cobourg, Ont.
the marker replaces the 1957-version with some revisions.
Also see . . .  Cobourg History - Victoria Hall. (Submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on November 3, 2015.
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