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Province House

Province House

Completed in 1847, this neo-classical building was designed and built by local architect Isaac Smith to accommodate the provincial legislature and administrative offices. I 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.

Historic Sites and Museums Board of Canada

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