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Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces
 

Dundas Terrace

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Dundas Terrace Marker
Inscription.  English:
This apartment building, completed in 1890, is a handsome example of the Queen Anne Revival in Canada. Admired for its picturesque qualities, this style was popular in Canadian domestic architecture from the 1880s to the 1910s. As this charming residence illustrates, the use of varied volumes and rooflines, projecting and receding masses, and textured surfaces creates a lively architectural composition. Named for a nearby waterfront esplanade, Dundas Terrace was designed by the renowned Island architect W. C. Harris, a master of this style.

French:
Cet immeuble d'appartements constitue un bel exemple d'architecture néo- Queen Anne au Canada. Fort apprécié pour ses qualités pittoresques, ce style marqua l'architecture domestique canadienne des années 1880 à 1910. Comme en témoigne ce charmant édifice, le recours à une variété de volumes et de profils de toits, de masses en saillie et en retrait ainsi que de surfaces texturées permet d'animer la composition architecturale. Tirant son nom d'une esplanade voisine, Dundas Terrace fut achevée en 1890 selon les plans de W. C. Harris, architecte réputé de
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Dundas Terrace Marker
l'île et un maître de ce style.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
 
Location. 46° 13.809′ N, 63° 7.66′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Haviland Street on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2-6 Water Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0A8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Louis Henry Davis (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Charlottetown Hospital (1879-1982) (about 180 meters away); Peake House (about 240 meters away); Carvell Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Impulsive Ambush / Une attaque impulsive (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); A Wet Warehouse in a Dry City / La sobriété avant tout (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Gainsford House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
 
Also see . . .  Dundas Terrace National Historic Site of Canada - Canada's Historic Places
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
3. Dundas Terrace
. Dundas Terrace was designated a national historic site because it is a particularly good example of the Queen Anne Revival style as expressed in apartment architecture. The heritage value of Dundas Terrace resides in its expression of the Queen Anne Revival style in a wooden apartment building in the Maritimes. Designed by W.C. Harris to serve as an apartment building, its exterior design evokes the unity of a single family dwelling. It is an early example of a purpose-built apartment building and a rare example of an apartment building constructed in wood. (Submitted on January 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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