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Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside

 
 
Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside Marker
Inscription.  
English:
This structure, built 1883-1886, was designed under the direction of Thomas Fuller who served as Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works from 1881 to 1896. This basic design with a double entrance, steep roof, high central gable, medieval detail and colourful blend of brick and stone, was adapted to many small post offices across the country. Each was unique but they shared a strong family resemblance that came to symbolize the federal presence throughout Canada. The Summerside Post Office shows the high quality of design maintained under Fuller's tenure.

Français:
Cet édifice a été construit de 1883 à1886 sous la direction de Thomas Fuller, architecte en chef des Travaux publics du Canada de 1881 à 1896. La composition de base allie double entrée, toit à forte pente et à haut gable central, détails médiévaux, et un riche agencement de brique et de pierre. Cette composition a été utilisée pour de nombreux petits bureaux de poste, ce qui leur a donné, malgré des traits individuels, assez de similitude pour devenir symbole de la présence fédérale au Canada. Cet immeuble
Former Summerside Post Office<br>(<i>west side view from Summer Street • marker left of door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
2. Former Summerside Post Office
(west side view from Summer Street • marker left of door)
illustre la haute qualité atteinte par l’architecture sous le mandat de Fuller.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 46° 23.592′ N, 63° 47.446′ W. Marker is in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Summer Street just north of Fitzroy Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted directly on the subject building, near the southwest corner, facing Summer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N 1H9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Summerside Armoury (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgina Fane Pope (within shouting distance of this marker); Salute to the Prince Edward Island Railway (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Railway Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); James Colledge Pope (approx. 7 kilometers away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (approx. 7.2 kilometers away); La fondation de Miscouche (approx.
Former Summerside Post Office (<i>southwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
3. Former Summerside Post Office (southwest corner view)
7.2 kilometers away); Les Acadiens de la baie de Malpèque (approx. 7.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerside.
 
Regarding Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside. The building has been renovated and expanded, and is currently in use as the Summerside City Hall.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Former Summerside Post Office Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
4. Former Summerside Post Office Clock Tower
Former Summerside Post Office • now Summerside City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
5. Former Summerside Post Office • now Summerside City Hall
New addition on right (east) designed & built to match original Post Office on left (west).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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