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Liverpool in Queens County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool

 
 
Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 25, 2017
1. Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool Marker
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Designed by Halifax architect Herbert E. Gates, this dignitied town hall was constructed in 1901-1902. Such buildings were central to civic life across the country, providing accommodation for the growing number of services administered by local governments and reflecting the pride and community spirit of the municipalities they served. This town hall features restrained classical detailing and is distinguished by its wooden construction. Although wood was the characteristic building material of the Maritimes, it rarely was used on town halls of this scale in the 20th century.

Conçus par l'architecte Herbert E. Gates d'Halifax, cet hôtel de ville a été construit en 1901-1902. De tels édifices ont joué un rôle important à l'echelle du pays. Ils ont fourni les locaux nécessaires aux services croissants des gouvernements locaux et traduit la fierté et l'esprit communautaire de leurs municipalités respectives. Ce bâtiment-ci d'une architecture classique sobre, se distingue par l'utilisation du bois comme matériau de construction. Bien que le bois ait été fréquemment utilisé dans les Maritimes, il l'a rarement été au XXe siècle pour des hôtels de ville de cette dimension.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments

Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 25, 2017
2. Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool and Marker
historiques du Canada.
 
Location. 44° 2.322′ N, 64° 42.914′ W. Marker is in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Nova Scotia Route 3) and Gorham Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Liverpool is now part of the Region of Queens Municipality. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 Main Street, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Old Burial Ground (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Step Back in Time / The Final Resting Place (about 150 meters away); Beam Trawler Jutland Memorial (was about 150 meters away but has been reported missing. ); Remembering the Deceased (about 150 meters away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Liverpool Town Hall and Astor Theatre National Historic Register Info. (Submitted on January 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Liverpool Town Hall National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on January 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 25, 2017
3. Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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