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By Barry Swackhamer, July 9, 2014
Lucy Maud Montgomery Marker
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Cavendish — Lucy Maud Montgomery(1874 - 1942)
English: Internationally renowned author, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in New London, Prince Edward Island. After her mother's death in 1876, she lived with her maternal grandparents in Cavendish until 1911, when she married and moved to . . . — Map (db m80283) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — All Souls’ Chapel
English: This 1888 chapel, designed by William Critchlow Harris, Jr., is a masterful example of High Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in Canada. Its robust design is distinguished by rough textures in rust-red Prince Edward Island . . . — Map (db m80226) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Andrew Archibald Macdonald1829 - 1912
English: Born at Three Rivers, Brudenell Point, Macdonald, a merchant and shipbuilder, served as a member of the Legislative Assembly (1853-58) and of the Legislative Council (1867-72). He attended the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences . . . — Map (db m80271) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Apothecaries Hall
English: On December 24, 1810, Thomas Desbrisay Jr. opened an apothecary shop on this site to supply drugs and medicine to the people of Prince Edward Island. Until then, many Islanders relied more on home remedies or obtained medicines . . . — Map (db m80262) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Canadian National HotelsRodd Hotels & Resorts
This marker is composed of two plaques on either side of the entrance. In 1930, the Canadian National Railway (CNR) decided to build a hotel in Charlottetown, Railway hotels were the standard of comfort and service, but the new Canadian . . . — Map (db m80227) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Carvell Building
named for the Carvell family who operated a wholesale business on this site during the mid 1800s — Map (db m80202) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — CharlottetownPrince Edward Island
Samuel Holland Report Sept 14, 1767 The Capital is to be called Charlotte Town is proposed to be built on a point of the harbor of Port Joy, betwixt York and Hillsborough Rivers, as being one of the best, and nearly central Parts of the . . . — Map (db m80229) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Charlottetown City HallHotel de ville de Charlottetown
English: Built in 1888, the Charlottetown City Hall is the oldest municipal hall in Prince Edward Island. Designed by Phillips and Chappell in the Romanesque Revival style often favoured for 19th-century civic buildings, it originally . . . — Map (db m80230) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Colonel John Hamilton Gray1811 - 1887
English: Born in Charlottetown, a Father of Confederation, Gray served in the Imperial cavalry (1831-52) before entering politics. Elected in 1858 to represent Queen's County, he served as Premier of the province (1863-65) and played a . . . — Map (db m80269) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Confederation Centre of the ArtsCentre de Arts de la Confédération
English: Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1964 as Canada's National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, the Centre is an outstanding example of an institution dedicated to the arts. The extensive cultural complex includes a . . . — Map (db m80264) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Dundas Terrace
English: This apartment building, completed in 1890, is a handsome example of the Queen Anne Revival in Canada. Admired for its picturesque qualities, this style was popular in Canadian domestic architecture from the 1880s to the 1910s. As . . . — Map (db m80207) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Edward Palmer1809 - 1889
English: Born in Charlottetown and called to the bar in 1831, Palmer was a member of the legislature (1835-60), and of the Legislative Council (1860-73). Between 1848 and 1873 he held several cabinet posts, including that of President of . . . — Map (db m80270) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Edward Whelan1824 - 1867
English: Born in Ireland, Whelan immigrated to Halifax c. 1836 and became a protégé of Joseph Howe. As a journalist in Charlottetown be published the short- lived Palladium in 1845, became editor of the Morning News in 1846, . . . — Map (db m80266) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — George Coles1810 - 1875
English: A native Prince Edward Islander, Coles, first elected in 1842, represented the constituency of Queen's in the House of Assembly of the Island until his retirement because of ill health in 1868. Co-founder, with Edward Whelan, of . . . — Map (db m80273) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Great George Street Historic DistrictL’arrondissement Historique de la rue Great George
English: Great George Street is richly evocative of both its 18th-century origins and its subsequent development as one of Charlottetown's principal streets. Clearly focused to Province House, the seat of Island government and the . . . — Map (db m80200) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Heralded Arrival… of the CircusL’arrivée tant attendue… du cirque
English: When a large steamer anchored in Charlottetown Harbour in 1864, few took notice of it or the politicians aboard. Charlottetown was preoccupied with another visitor to its little town: the circus. Drawing huge crowds and filling . . . — Map (db m80199) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Hillsborough BridgeCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
The first Hillsborough Bridge was constructed as a railway link to the southeastern part of the Island, although it was also a carriage bridge, too. The steel structure consisted of 12 spans. To facilitate river traffic it had a swing span over the . . . — Map (db m80184) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Paardeberg
Side A: Roland Taylor • Alfred Riggs Feb. 18th • Feb. 27th 1900 Side B: To the men of the Royal Canadian Regiment who by their valour and efficiency have made manifest to the world Canada’s . . . — Map (db m80281) WM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Peake House
named for James Peake, a prominent shipbuilder and merchant who lived in this building during the mid 1800s — Map (db m80204) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Prince Edward Island War Memorial
Side A Erected by the Citizens of Charlottetown in memory of those from Prince Edward Island who gloriously laid down their lives in the Great War in honour forevermore of all who served therein 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 . . . — Map (db m80280) WM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Province House
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. . . . — Map (db m80282) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Railway Brass ShopAtelier de cuivre du chemin de fer
English: Built in 1876, this Island sandstone building was originally the office of the mechanical branch of the Prince Edward Island Railway. Later, it became the brass shop where brass parts required by the railway were fabricated. The . . . — Map (db m80182) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Railway Car ShopAtelier des wagons du chemin de fer
English: On November 30, 1905 fire destroyed several of the wooden manufacturing shops at the Charlottetown rail yard. To reduce the risk of future fires, it was decided to rebuild the shops in brick. E.A. Wallberg of Montreal was the . . . — Map (db m80181) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank
294 Sherman tanks were purchased by Canada after World War II and used by the Canadian Army (both Regular and Reserve) from 1946-1972. This is a late production model of the orignal Sherman tank introduced in 1943 that incorporated many . . . — Map (db m80224) HM WM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Sir Louis Henry Davis1845-1924
Born in Charlottetown, Davies studied law at the Inner Temple and was admitted to the bar in 1867. A member of the Legislative Assembly (1872-9) and Premier for the last three years of that period, he defended the rights of tenant farmers while . . . — Map (db m80206) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Survey of the Gulf and River St. LawrenceL’hydrographie du Golfe de du Fleuves Saint-Laurent
English: Between 1827 and 1856 the first complete hydrographic survey of the Gulf and River St. Lawrence was carried out by Captain Henry W. Bayfield and his assistants. From the time of Cartier, French and British navigators ad surveyed . . . — Map (db m80198) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — The Gainsford Housec. 1833
This double tenement, built by John and Elizabeth Gainsford, became a landmark in a city largely built of wood. It is Charlottetown’s oldest surviving brick building. For many years the east side was the home of John Iags, editor of “The . . . — Map (db m104833) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — The Hillsborough RiverLa rivière Hillsborough — Mimtuka’q Sipu
English: The Hillsborough River watershed, totaling over 350 square kilometres, is the largest river system in Prince Edward Island. As a river highway, it provides a direct link to our rich human heritage, from the Mi’Kmaq who depended on . . . — Map (db m80187) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Thomas Heath Haviland1822 - 1895
English: Born in Charlottetown, Haviland was called to the Prince Edward Island bar in 1846. He represented Georgetown in the legislature (1847-70), serving successively as Colonial Secretary, as Speaker, and as Solicitor-Genera1. As a . . . — Map (db m80268) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Threaded Together with Iron and SteelRéunis par le fer et l’acier
English: The Prince Edward Island Railway brought Islanders together, put them to work, and even made them Canadians. Before the Railway was built on Prince Edward Island you could live within ten miles of another village and hardly . . . — Map (db m80185) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — William Henry Pope1825 - 1879
English: Born at Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Pope was admitted to the bar in 1847, became Colonial Secretary in 1859, was elected to the Legislative Assembly representing Queen's County in 1863 and continued to serve in the Assembly . . . — Map (db m80272) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — The Grand DérangementÎle Saint-Jean
English: The Grand Dérangement L’Acadie, established by France in 1604, was a strategically located and highly coveted colony. In 1713, it was handed over to England and renamed Nova Scotia. The foundation of Halifax, in 1749, . . . — Map (db m80437) HM

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