Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Halifax City Hall / Hôtel de ville d'Halifax
The Halifax City Hall, erected between 1887 and 1890, is the largest and one of the oldest municipal buildings in Nova Scotia. Designed by a local architect, Edward Elliot, its elegant facade features an attractive and eclectic blend of decorative elements often found in Victorian architecture. This historic building is representative of city halls found during the 19th century in progressive, moderately sized Canadian cities with highly developed municipal services. Civic pride and optimism are symbolized by its monumental scale, elaborate design and prominent location on the Grand Parade.
Cet édifice érigé en 1887-1890, est le plus grand et l'un des plus vieux hôtels de ville de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Conçu par l’architecte Edward Elliot, ce bâtiment offre un intéressant mélange d'éléments décoratifs d’origines diverses, à la manière typique de l'architecture victorienne. Il est un bon exemple des hôtels de ville canadiens élevés au XIXe siècle dans les villes de taille moyenne dotées de services municipaux très développés. La fierté et l'optimisme des citoyens
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 these topic lists: Architecture • Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 44° 38.93′ N, 63° 34.509′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker can be reached from Argyle Street just south of Duke Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted near ground-level, on a large stone, just to the right of the Halifax City Hall main south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax NS B3J 3A5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Old" Dalhousie and the Grand Parade (a few steps from this marker); The Grand Parade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Explosion Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilbert Stuart Newton (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cast Iron Facade / Façade en Fonte (about 120 meters away); William ThomasSt. Paul’s Church / Église St. Pauls (about 120 meters away); South African War Monument (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Regarding Halifax City Hall / Hôtel de ville d'Halifax. Nova Scotia Registered Heritage Property #23MNS0448 (1981), National Historic Site of Canada (1984), and Halifax Registered Heritage Property.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Halifax City Hall
Also see . . . Halifax City Hall (Wikipedia). Designed in an eclectic, monumental style, the building is of cream and red sandstone, laid in the freestone technique. It also features granite construction on the ground floor and in the tower. The seven-story tower has clock faces on the north and south sides. The northern face is fixed at four minutes past nine to commemorate the Halifax Explosion of 1917. (Submitted on September 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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