Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

A Neoclassical Design / Un style néoclassique

 
 
A Neoclassical Design Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
1. A Neoclassical Design Marker
Inscription.  
English:
A Neoclassical Design
Have you ever noticed that the building's design, including features such as columns and windows, is pleasingly symmetrical? This is one of the features that make Province House a fine example of neoclassical architecture. Locally designed, built, and furnished, Province House is a showcase of Island craftsmanship of the prosperous mid-1800s. While the exterior stone for the building was brought in from Nova Scotia, all of the other construction contracts went to Island tradesmen.

French:
Un style néoclassique
Avez-vous remarqué que l'édifice y compris ses divers éléments comme les colonnes et les fenêtres, est d'une symétrie bien agréable à l'œil? C'est une des caractéristiques qui font de Province House un bel exemple d'architecture néoclassique. Conçu, construit et meublé localement, Province House est une vitrine du savoir faire de l'île dans les années prospères du milieu du 19e siècle. Si les pierres des murs extérieurs ont été apportées de la Nouvelle-Écosse, tous les autres contrats liés à la construction de l'édifice ont été attribués à
Marker detail: Notice of competition for design of building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
2. Marker detail: Notice of competition for design of building
Notice of competition for design Colonial Building
(Transcribed from Royal Gazette [Charlottetown], 3 September, 1839)

Avis d'appel d'offres pour la conception du Colonial Building
(Transcrit à partir de Royal Gazette [Charlottetown] du 3 septembre 1839)
des professionnels de l'île.

Background photo caption:
Smith drawing of the Colonial Building with elevations
(Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island)

Dessin du Colonial Building avec vues des façades, réalise par Isaac Smith
(Bureau des archives et des documents publics de l'île -du-Prince-Edouard)
 
Erected by Canada National Parks.
 
Location. 46° 14.11′ N, 63° 7.585′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Grafton Street and Great George Street, on the right when traveling east on Grafton Street. Marker is located along the sidewalk in the plaza on the north side of the Province House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prince Edward Island War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); A BIG Year / Une année CRUCIALE (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Heath Haviland (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Hamilton Gray (within shouting distance
Marker detail: Isaac Smith image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
3. Marker detail: Isaac Smith
Province House was designed and built by Isaac Smith
(1795 — 1871)
.
(Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, [Acc2702/s23/562a])

Province House a été dessinée et construite par Isaac Smith
(1795 — 1871).

(Bureau des archives et des documents publics de l'île-du-Prince-Edouard, [Acc2702/s23/562a])
of this marker); Edward Palmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Archibald Macdonald (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Pope (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Province House National Historic Site. The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is a Charlottetown landmark. (Submitted on August 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Province House (Wikipedia). The entire structure was built for a cost of £10,000 and was designed by Isaac Smith. Smith was a self-trained architect from Yorkshire, who also designed the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. It was built by Island craftsmen during a time of prosperity for the colony. Its architectural lines include Greek and Roman influences, common to public buildings in North America built during this era. (Submitted on August 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made Features
 
A Neoclassical Design Marker (<i>wide view • Province House in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 16, 2019
4. A Neoclassical Design Marker (wide view • Province House in background)
At the time of this photograph, the Government of Canada was in the midst of conservation work on this 170+ year-old building.
 

More. Search the internet for A Neoclassical Design / Un style néoclassique.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Paid Advertisement