Colonial Building

Military Rd
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador NL 

Phone: (709) 579-4011

Colonial Building was the home of the Newfoundland government and the House of Assembly from January 28, 1850 to July 28, 1959. In 1974 it was declared a Provincial Historic Site.In 1832 when the Colony of Newfoundland governed itself by representative government there was not a formal building assigned to house the legislature. The first home of the Legislature was a tavern and lodging house owned and operated by a Mrs. Travers. The stay was brief as in the legislature's haste and inexperience it forgot to vote approval for the funds to pay rent. For the next seventeen years they would meet in various temporary quarters. In 1846 an act was approved authorizing the construction of a Colonial Building as a permanent home.On May 24, 1847 the cornerstone was laid by the Governor, Major-General Sir John Gaspar LeMarchant. The official opening of the Colonial Building took place on January 28, 1850 by Governor Lemarchant for the second session of the House's fourth general assembly.

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In Her Name: Vigil for Missing & Murdered Women & Girls of NL

In Her Name: Vigil for Missing & Murdered Women & Girls of NL
06:30 pm - 04 October 2017

At Colonial Building

A collaboration of the St. John's Status of Women Council/Women's Centre, the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre, the Violence Prevention - Avalon East,...

Rally For Beatrice Hunter

Rally For Beatrice Hunter
12:30 pm - 08 June 2017

At Colonial Building

Beatrice Hunter is schedule to appear in court on June 9 for peacefully protecting her land, people and culture. She is being unjustly imprisoned until that date. We...

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