Thunder Bay Tourist Pagoda

Thunder Bay Tourist Pagoda (HM20SO)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K8 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 26.068', W 89° 13.084'

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This tourist kiosk was erected in 1909 to promote Port Arthur's social and economic merits to visitors and investors. Its eye-catching architecture and strategic location reflect civic boosterism and the city's rivalry with nearby Fort William decades before the two amalgamated to create Thunder Bay. This eclectic but carefully conceived structure combines a striking pagoda-shaped roof topped by a domed cupola, classically inspired pilasters flanking the entrance, and a patriotic beaver-and-maple-leaf motif over the door. Local architect H. Russell Halton's cheery design still attracts the attention of visitors today.
HM NumberHM20SO
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 335941 N 5366967
Decimal Degrees48.43446667, -89.21806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 26.068', W 89° 13.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 26' 4.0800000000001" N, 89° 13' 5.04" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 198 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay Ontario P7A 4K8, CA
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