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King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand

Kiosque À Musique Commémoratif Roi Edouard VII

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 11, 2014
1. King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand Marker
Inscription. English
The Memorial Bandstand was designed and built in 1908 for the City Coronet Band by Neil Brodie, a local architect. One year later, it was donated to the City of Saint John in the name of Edward VII of England.

The bandstand is made of various materials. The supporting columns are steel with wrought iron detail. The floor and ceiling are constructed of wood while copper formes the roof and intermediate cornice. A coronet, similar to those used by the City Coronet Band, has topped the bandstand since its construction. The bandstand’s unique two-tier design makes it one of only two such structures in the world, the other being in Santiago, Chile.

The bandstand has been used over the decades by several bands and continues today as a venue for concerts.

In 1988, the Saint John Central Business Development Corporation received a certificate of commendation from the American Association for State and Local History for restoring the bandstand and its central fountain.

French
Le Kiosque à Musique a été dessiné et erigé en 1908 par l’architecte local Neil Brodie pour le groupe City Coronet Band. Un an plus tard, il était offert à la ville de Saint -Jean au nom de Roi Edouard VII d’Angleterre.

Le kiosque est construit a partier de divers matériaux. Les colonnes de soutien
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 11, 2014
2. King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand Marker
The marker is on the back of this sign. Saint John's War Memorial is in the background.
sont en acier et sont décorées de fer forgé. Le plancher et le plafond sont en bois pendant que le toit et la corniche sont en cuivre. Il est surmonté d’un coronet comme ceux du City Coronet Band. Sa structure à duex étage est inusitée; en effet, il n’y a que deux kiosques à musique de ce type au monde; l’autre est en Santiago, Chile

Le kiosque a par le passé servi de scene à plusieurs groupes et continue d’être utilisé a cette fin aujourd’hui.

En 1988, la Saint John Central Business Development Corporation a reçu un certificat d’éloge de l’American Association for State and Local History pour la restauration du kiosque et de sa fontaine centrale.
 
Location. 45° 16.414′ N, 66° 3.526′ W. Marker is in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker is on Charlotte Street just from King Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Charlotte Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King’s Square (a few steps from this marker); Saint John City Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John’s First Wind Grist Mill (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Imperial Theatre
King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 11, 2014
3. King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand dedication plaque
(about 120 meters away); No. 2 Mechanics’ Volunteer Company Engine House (about 120 meters away); Saint John’s Original Burial Ground (about 120 meters away); Founding of New Brunswick (about 120 meters away); The Great Fire of 1877/L’incendie de 1877 (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Charlotte Street entrance to King's Square Park.
 
Also see . . .  Refurbished King's Square bandstand unveiled. CBCNews article (August 1, 2013) on the unveiling of the newly restored bandstand About 400 people attended the unveiling of the newly-refurbished King's Square bandstand in Saint John on Thursday…. (Submitted on September 30, 2014.) 
 
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King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 11, 2014
4. King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand Marker
King Square, St. John, N.B. image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1910
5. King Square, St. John, N.B.
This Bandstand is visible here in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on September 30, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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