Opened in 1910, the building was designed by H. Russell Halton, a Port Arthur architect, who won a design contest put on by the Port Arthur Daily News.
In this picture, Sir Wilfrid Laurier poses with local dignitaries from both Port Arthur and Fort William in July 1910. In the background can be seen the Prince Arthur Hotel, then under construction. Photo by Lane.
Do you want to know more about Thunder Bay and our region? On November 22, 2011 at the Thunder Bay Museum at 7:30PM, Mark Smyk will present: “Silver Threads and Golden Needles: A History of Mining in the Region”.
For more information go to www.thunderbaymuseum.com.