Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces
Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside
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.
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
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
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 PE 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 MiscoucheLes 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.