You walking tour of Charlottetown begins on Great George Street. These six blocks – stretching from Peake’s Quay on the waterfront to the Province House – has been designated as a Historic District of Canada. One of the first heritage structures you will encounter is the Old Customs House. Architect David Stirling created this Italianate-style brick building in 1868 as the headquarters for the Bank of Prince Edward Island. The “Old Bank” became insolvent in 1882 after internal fraud was discovered. Subsequent tenants were two other banks and government offices. The property served as the Customs House until the 1950s.