When Fredericton turns 230 on February 22, where would you send its birthday card? Right: City Hall. (Pretty weird of you to mail a city a card, though.)
Here are six amazing facts about Fredericton’s City Hall. Also, three fake facts. Which is which?
Fredericton City Hall // 6 Facts + 3 Fake Facts
1 | The building is so awesome that it’s deemed a National Historic Site of Canada.
2 | City Hall is built on a plot called Phoenix Square, so named because a giant bird made of fire fought back an army of marauding centaurs to help found the city in 1785.
3 | Inside City Hall you can find a portrait of the city’s namesake, Prince Frederick Ton.
4 | There’s a tapestry in the council chambers that depicts a guy getting his head shot so hard that it vaporised.
5 | City Hall has functioned as a jail.
6 | City Hall has sold meats and produce.
7 | City Hall featured opera performances.
8 | The fountainhead outside City Hall is officially recognized as Freddie, the Little Nude Dude.
9 | Lightning hit the clock tower in 1955, stopping the time at 10:04. It wasn’t fixed until 1985.
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