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

Province House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Province House Marker
Inscription. English
Completed in 1847, this neo-classical building was designed and built by local architect Isaac Smith to accommodate the provincial legislature and administrative offices. It also housed the Island's Supreme Court until 1872. Province House retains its central role in Island public life, with the Assembly holding sessions here. In September 1864 it was the scene of the first conference on colonial union. Delegates from the colonies of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada met in the legislative council chamber, now the Confederation Chamber, to begin discussions which led to confederation in 1867.

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Achevé en 1847, cet édifice de style néo-classique fut conçu et construit par l'architecte local Isaac Smith pour l'Assemblée législative et l'administration coloniale. La Cour suprême de l'Île y siégea aussi jusqu'en 1872. L'édifice, où l'Assemblée se réunit encore, conserve son importance dans la vie publique de l'île. En septembre 1864, les délégués des colonies de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, du Nouveau-Brunswick, de la Nouvelle-Écosse et du Canada se réunirent dans la salle du Conseil législatif, devenue la salle de la Confédération, pour entamer les discussions qui aboutirent à la Confédération de 1867.
 
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Province House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Province House Marker
Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Location. 46° 14.098′ N, 63° 7.54′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from Richmond Street just from Great George Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paardeberg (a few steps from this marker); George Coles (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Pope (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Archibald Macdonald (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Palmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Hamilton Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Heath Haviland (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
 
Also see . . .  Province House (Prince Edward Island) - Wikipedia. The cornerstone was laid during May 1843 and it commenced operation for the first time during January 1847. The entire structure was built for a cost of £10,000 and was designed by Isaac Smith. Smith was
Province House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
3. Province House
a self-trained architect from Yorkshire, who also designed the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.
(Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Province House (back) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
4. Province House (back)
<i>Provincial Building, Charlottetown, P.E. Island</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1907
5. Provincial Building, Charlottetown, P.E. Island
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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