Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. Its legislative building opened in 1819, making it the oldest in Canada. The façade of Province House displays a Palladian design. This style was popular in England for grand buildings during the Georgian Era (1714-1837). In addition to Nova Scotia Legislature meetings, the structure has also been home to the supreme court, the scene of governor inaugurations and the venue for welcoming visiting royalty and dignitaries.