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Renovations underway to former Red Cross building in Charlottetown

Renovations are underway to the former Red Cross building on Prince Street in Charlottetown.
Renovations are underway to the former Red Cross building on Prince Street in Charlottetown. - The Guardian

Renovations are being made to the former Canadian Red Cross building at 62 Prince St. in Charlottetown to accommodate a total of seven high-end residential units and a new 8x13 three-storey addition at the rear of the building to make way for stairs access to the two upper level units.

The new stair addition is to have wooden windows and be clad in wood siding. The roof design if a gable roof meeting the mansard roof of the original building. Cladding of the new stair addition is to be cedar shingles with PVC corner trims. The building used to serve as the P.E.I. regional offices of the Canadian Red Cross.

Prominent local architect Thomas Alley (1820-1900) built his family home at 62 Prince St. around 1874. The Alley family retained ownership of the property until the 1940s when the widow of Alley’s grandson, Dr. Gordon Alley, sold the building to the red cross. Prior to this, the Alley’s rented the building to the RCMP for use as its headquarters.

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