Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces
Charlottetown City Hall
Hotel de ville de Charlottetown
Built in 1888, the Charlottetown City Hall is the oldest municipal hall in Prince Edward Island. Designed by Phillips and Chappell in the Romanesque Revival style often favoured for 19th-century civic buildings, it originally housed several services. A police station and a firehall with a stable were located on the ground floor, while council chambers, a court room and offices were found on the upper storeys. In 1931 a firehall addition was built using 1916 plans. The city hall's grand scale and elegant design symbolize the pride and confidence felt by the city during the late 19th century.
Construit en 1888, cet hôtel de ville est le plus ancien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Conçu par Phillips et Chappell dans le style néo-roman souvent employé dans les édifices publics du XIXe siècle, il abritait à l'origine plusieurs services. Un poste de police, une caserne de pompiers et une écurie occupaient le rez-de-chaussée. La salle du conseil, la cour municipale et des bureaux se partageaient les étages. En 1931, on érigea une annexe pour la caserne, en suivant des plans de 1916. Le style grandiose
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: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 14.118′ N, 63° 7.77′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Queen Street near Kent Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Queen Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4B7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Donald (a few steps from this marker); Charlottetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian National Hotels (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Apothecaries Hall (about 120 meters away); A Dutiful Citizen / Un citoyen consciencieux (about 120 meters away); Confederation Centre of the Arts (about 150 meters away); Prince Edward Island War Memorial (about 240 meters away); A Neoclassical Design / Un style néoclassique (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
Also see . . . Charlottetown City Hall National Historic Site of Canada - Canada's Historic Places. The commanding presence and elegant design of the Charlottetown City Hall reflect the city’s late-19th century period of growth and prosperity and its status as the provincial capital. Designed by architects Phillips and Chappell, it is typical of civic buildings built during the second half of the 19th century in its use of an ornate, Victorian version of the Romanesque Revival style. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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