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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. John''s

 
Detail from the 1729-1870 Policing in a Young Colony panel image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
Detail from the 1729-1870 Policing in a Young Colony panel
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1Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — (Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Monument)
This monument includes three panels outlining the history of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Panel 1: 1729-1870 Policing in a Young Colony Fishing Admiral Justice The 15th century fishery off Newfoundland was primarily a . . . — Map (db m79138) HM
2Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — 1892: The Great Fire1892: Le grand incendie
Caption, bottom, left (English / French): The shaded area shows the extent of the 1892 fire. This was the last of several fires that shaped the development of St. John's in the 1800s. / La zone ombrée représente la partie de la ville ravagée . . . — Map (db m79013) HM
3Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Bank of British North America1849
This Italianate style building, Newfoundland’s first commercial bank building, constructed in 1849 to the design of Halifax architect David Stirling. The mansard roof was added in 1885. Burnt out and rebuilt after the 1892 fire, it retains a very . . . — Map (db m79056) HM
4Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Battle of Signal HillLa bataille de Signal Hill
English This hill was the site of the decisive assault by British troops on the French lines, September 15, 1762, in the last phase of the battle in North America between the forces fo Great Britain and France. The victorious attack, led by . . . — Map (db m78938) HM
5Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Cabot TowerLa Tour Cabot
Captions, clockwise from the top left. (English / French): The Cabot Tower’s cornerstone was laid on 23 June 1897 to mark the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s North American Landfall and the 60th year of Queen Victoria’s reign. The . . . — Map (db m78971) HM
6Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Fever HospitalL’hôpital des maladies contagieuses
English Two adjoining barracks were constructed on this site between 1837 and 1840. The two story complex stretched the length of the present parking lot. It was converted to stores in 1842 because of problems with smoke, cold and dampness. . . . — Map (db m78936) HM
7Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — FisheryLe pêche
Captions, clockwise from the top right. (English / French): St. John’s is both a fishing port and a supply base for the fleets of many countries. / Saint- Jean est à la fois un part de pêche et un centre d’approvisionnement pour les . . . — Map (db m78972) HM
8Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Former Bank of British North AmericaL’ancienne Bank of North America
English This Italianate style building recalls evolution of banking in Newfoundland, Designed by Halifax architect David Stirling for the Bank of British North America, it opened in 1850 at a time when British investors controlled banking . . . — Map (db m79034) HM
9Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Former Newfoundland Railway HeadquartersL’ancien siège social du chemin de fer de Terre-Neuve
English This remarkable building served as the headquarters and terminus of the Newfoundland railway system. Begun in 1881, the railway played a significant role in the development of the island. Its benefits were evident by the eve of . . . — Map (db m79109) HM
10Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Herbert J. Russell, C.B.E.
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Herbert J. Russell, C.B.E. Mr. Russell began his carrer with the Newfoundland Railway on September 12, 1906, as an express messenger and stenographer. He rose quickly through various management . . . — Map (db m79111) HM
11Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — IceLes Glaces
Captions, clockwise from the top left. (English / French): Pack Ice, frozen sea water up to 70 cm (27in.) thick, can be present in the waters off St. John’s from February through April. The worst conditions occur in . . . — Map (db m79011) HM
12Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Mary Meager Southcott(1862-1943)
English Educator, suffragist, and prominent nursing leader, Mary Southcott led the campaign to professionalize nursing in early 20th-century Newfoundland. Trained in London, England, she founded the St. John’s General Hospital School of . . . — Map (db m79031) HM
13Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Masonic Temple1894-1897
Built to replace the Long’s Hill Temple destroyed by fire in 1892, the cornerstone of this building was laid by Sir William Whitewall on August 23, 1894. The Temple is the largest brick fraternal lodge in the province, and with its classical revival . . . — Map (db m79057) HM
14Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Noon Day GunCanon de midi
English For at least 150 years, the arrival of noon hour in St. John’s has been announced by the firing of a gun on Signal Hill. It began as a military time signal, but the practice was continued by the colonial government after the British . . . — Map (db m79012) HM
15Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — O’Dwyer Block1847
This building was constructed for Richard O’Dwyer, a prominent merchant from Waterford, to house his officies and retail stores, but also to accommodate other merchants. With its classically-detailed, granite block facade, the building would have . . . — Map (db m79061) HM
16Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Peacetime UseUtilisation en temps de paix
Caption, top, left (English / French): The importance of Signal Hill to St. John’s goes beyond its guns, signal masts and hospitals. Poet, songwriters and artists alike have celebrated the Hill’s timeless strength. It has become a proud . . . — Map (db m79014) HM
17Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Sir Robert Gillespie Reid
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Sir Robert Gillespie Reid (1842-1908) Sir Robert Gillespie Reid was a bridge builder and railway contractor of international fame. Many of the structures that he engineered throughout the United . . . — Map (db m79110) HM
18Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — St. John the Baptist Anglican CathedralCathédrale Anglicane St. John the Baptist
English Begun in 1847, under the direction of Bishop Feild, this cathedral was designed by the noted British architect George Gilbert Scott and is an internationally important monument of the Gothic Revival style. Its historical . . . — Map (db m79058) HM
19Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — St. John’s Court HouseLe Palais de justice de St. John’s
English The St. John’s Court House, built 1900-1094, is by far the most striking and elaborate courthouse in the province. Set into a steep hill it commands a dramatic view of the harbour. The Romanesque Revival building was designed by . . . — Map (db m79032) HM
20Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — SwilingLa chasse au phoque
Captions, clockwise from the top right. (English / French): Processing seal pelts, St. John’s around 1900. / Transformation des peaux de phoques, Saint-Jean vers 1900. From 1793 to the early 1980’s, the departure of sealing ships . . . — Map (db m78974) HM
21Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Thompson Buildingc 1847
Built after the 1846 fire, this structure housed a wide range of enterprises including Lash’s Bakery, the Railway Hotel, and McNamara and Thompson, both jewelers. Constructed with a timber frame, stone foundation and a brick exterior, it was among . . . — Map (db m79059) HM
22Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Transatlantic Radio SignalsLe premier message radiotélégraphique transatlantique
This marker is composed of two side-by-side plaques, one in English and the other in French. (English) At Signal Hill on 12 December 1901, Guglielmo Marconi and his assistant, George Kemp, confirmed the reception of the first . . . — Map (db m78937) HM
23Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — William Carson1770-1843
English Born in Scotland, Carson came to Newfoundland as a physician in 1808, and became an ardent advocate of social and political reform. He was leader in the campaign for an elected legislature, established in 1832, and helped bring . . . — Map (db m79033) HM
 
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