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Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Victoria Hall

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Victoria Hall

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Town of Cobourg
On the south side of King Street West (Road 2)
a block west of Division Street (Road 45)


Coordinates: N 43 57.578 W 78 10.064

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Plaque Text

One of the finest public buildings in Canada, this imposing structure was built as an expression of civic pride and confidence in the future. It was begun in 1856 and opened by the Prince of Wales four years later. Designed by the renowned architect Kivas Tully, Victoria Hall is classical in form and is distinguished by elaborately carved ornamentation, an elegant pediment supported by four Corinthian columns and a massive, column-ringed cupola. The building's interior with its traditional pit-style courtroom and richly decorated concert hall is as magnificent as the exterior. Briefly closed after serving as a town hall and court house for almost 100 years, Victoria hall was officially re-opened for public use in 1983 following an extensive restoration program.


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