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The Peterborough Armoury

Peterborough Armoury

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Peterborough Armoury

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted September, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Peterborough
The City of Peterborough
On the north side of Murray Street
between Aylmer and George Streets
on a post on the east side of the building


Coordinates: N 44 18.509 W 78 19.309

Map

Plaque Text

Riding a wave of national pride and military enthusiasm following the South African War (1899-1902), the Canadian government embarked on a major reform of the nation's defence system. The new programme included an expanded and upgraded militia and the construction of new armouries across the country. The Peterborough Armoury (1907-1909), recalling a Romanesque fortress in its turrets, arched troop doors and crenellated roof line, is one of the largest and best designed examples from this period. It is home to the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserve).

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