Prince of Wales Armouries
Prince of Wales Armouries (1915-1977) - A Canadian Federal Armoury established in 1915 as Edmonton Drill Hall in present day Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Renamed Prince of Wales Armouries in 1921. Declared excess in 1977.
Established in 1915 as a part of a program to reform and expand the Active Volunteer Canadian Militia prior to the start of World War I. The armoury was built as a large rectangular brick structure with administrative offices along the two long side. Towers guard each corner of the building and a large troop door is centered at the front.
The armoury was home to several regiments, including the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, as well as a number of corps including signal men and medical personnel.
Declared excess in 1977 by the Department of National Defence and transferred to the City of Edmonton in 1993.
Now houses the City of Edmonton Archives and other cultural organizations.
Visited: 12 Jul 2014