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Encyclopedia > Province House (Prince Edward Island)

Province House is where the Prince Edward Island Legislature, known as the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, has met since 1847. The building is Canada's second-oldest seat of government. Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th)  - Land 5,660 km²  - Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004)  - Population 137,900 (10th... The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island is located in Charlottetown. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Standing three stories tall, the structure is made with stone quarried in Wallace, Nova Scotia on the opposite shore of the Northumberland Strait. Its cornerstone was laid in May 1843 and it opened for the first time in January 1847. The entire structure was built at a cost of £10,000 and was designed and 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 from this era. The Northumberland Strait is a strait in the southern part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in eastern North America. ... This article is about the month of May. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Romans adopted the external language of classical Greek architecture for their own purposes, which were so different from Greek buildings as to create a new architectural style. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ...


From September 1-7, 1864, Province House played a central role in helping Prince Edward Island host the Charlottetown Conference which saw meetings that led to Canadian Confederation. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Delegates of the Charlottetown Convention The Charlottetown Conference was a conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... Canadian Confederation, or the Confederation of Canada, was the process that ultimately brought together a union among the provinces, colonies and territories of British North America to form the Dominion of Canada, a Dominion of the British Empire, which today is a federal nation state simply known as Canada. ...


In 1973, Parks Canada approched the government of Prince Edward Island with a proposal for joint management and restoration of the structure in recognition of its important role in Canadian history. Under the ensuing agreement, both parties agreed to a 99-year period of joint management. Parks Canada paid for a $3.5 million (CAD) restoration from 1979-1983 which saw part of the building restored to the 1864 period. The provincial legislature occupies one end of the building, whereas the restored Confederation Chamber displays the room where the Charlottetown Conference meetings took place. The building was declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1983 and sees approximately 100,000 visitors each year. 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Delegates of the Charlottetown Convention The Charlottetown Conference was a conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The building is located in downtown Charlottetown between Grafton and Richmond streets and directly in the path of Great George Street - what was once an active street running north from the waterfront. In subsequent years following its construction, the block to its west (bordering Grafton, Queen and Richmond streets) was renamed Queens Square and hosted the city market and other functions. A national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, was built on this location and opened in 1964. The area to its east (bordering Grafton, Church and Richmond streets) saw construction of the Coles Building, now mostly used for legislative offices. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island waterfront facing northwest. ... The Confederation Centre of the Arts opened in 1964 as a national monument to Canadas Fathers of Confederation. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The area outside Province House is landscaped with an interpretation of Victorian era gardens, as well as several war monuments. The Charlottetown Cenotaph commemorates Islanders who died serving in the First, Second and Korean Wars. The Boer War Cenotaph commemorates Islanders lost in the Boer War. Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, June 20, 1837) gave her name to the historic era. ... A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are elsewhere. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War There were two Boer wars, one from December 16, 1880-March 23, 1881 and the second from October 11, 1899-May 31, 1902 both between the British and the settlers of Dutch origin (called Boere, Afrikaners or Voortrekkers) in South Africa that put...


On April 20, 1995, a powerful pipe bomb exploded beneath a wooden wheelchair ramp on the north side of Province House, destroying glass in windows and causing some minor structural damage. Several passersby were injured and the explosion occurred only 5 minutes after an entire class of school children on a tour of the building had passed through the area. The bombing occurred only 1 day after the Oklahoma City bombing and is considered to be a copycat action. Responsibility was claimed by a group calling itself Loki 7, however a subsequent police investigation and criminal court case laid blame with a single individual. April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A pipe bomb is a simple type of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) or bomb favored by criminals. ... Damage to the Murrah building before cleanup began. ... The term copycat (also written as copy-cat or copy cat) refers to the tendency of humans to duplicate the behavior of others, as expressed in the saying, monkey see, monkey do. ...


External link

  • Province House National Historic Site of Canada - official website (http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/pe/provincehouse/natcul/natcul1_e.asp)

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Province House (Prince Edward Island) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (578 words)
Province House is where the Prince Edward Island Legislature, known as the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, has met since 1847.
In 1973, Parks Canada approched the government of Prince Edward Island with a proposal for joint management and restoration of the structure in recognition of its important role in Canadian history.
The area outside Province House is landscaped with an interpretation of Victorian era gardens, as well as several war monuments.
Prince Edward Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2022 words)
Prince Edward Island (PEI; French, l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard) is a Canadian province situated in the Maritimes.
The province comprises the island of the same name located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, east of New Brunswick and north of Nova Scotia from which it is separated by the Northumberland Strait.
In September 1864, Prince Edward Island hosted the Charlottetown Conference, which was the first meeting in the process leading to the Articles of Confederation and the creation of Canada in 1867.
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