Friday, July 23, 2010

Nova Scotia National Historic Site #6: Halifax Armouries

The Halifax Armoury was constructed by the federal government between 1895 and 1899 as part of an expansion and reform of the Active Militia. Innovative for its time, this fully equipped training centre was substantially larger than earlier drill halls, and included an indoor shooting gallery and lecture rooms (novelties at the turn of the century). This bold, medieval fortress-like design by Chief Architect Thomas Fuller, would go on to influence Canadian drill hall design for several decades. It is still in use as a training facility for the military today.

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