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175 Richmond Street / Hon. George Coles Building

Heritage Resource (Charlottetown)

  • 175 Richmond Street
  • Charlottetown
  • Construction Date: 1874 - 1876
  • Latitude: 46.23545
  • Longitude: -63.12539
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Place Description

The Honourable George Coles Building is a brick, Italianate public building located on Queens Square next to Province House, the Island's Legislature and the place where delegates met to discuss Canadian Confederation in 1864. It is surrounded by trees and at one time had a large public garden in front of it. For most of its history, the building housed the Supreme Court but has housed offices and the Public Archives of Prince Edward Island since the mid 1970s. The designation encompasses the building's exterior and parcel; it does not include the building's interior.

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