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126 Ritchie Street

126 Ritchie Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1982/03/30

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

South Elevation

South West Elevation

North Elevation

Other Name(s)

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1870/01/01 to 1880/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/04/05

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The municipally registered historic property at 126 Ritchie Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S., is a one-and-a-half storey, wood framed ell shaped house with a one storey addition to the rear. It is built in the Greek Revival style. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

The historic value lies in its architectural style and intactness. The building, massing, fenestration and trim appears to be original to its construction with minor exceptions. The building is thought to have been built between 1870 and 1880.

The architectural value of 126 Ritchie Street is its Greek Revival Style with high pitched gable end and offset main entry facing Ritchie Street. The original siding was covered with hardboard siding in the 1970’s but leaves the original painted wooden trim intact. These include the boxed cornice with returns at the corners, wide painted pilasters and heavy entablature at the windows and doors. The Ritchie Street elevation has a glassed porch between the gable end and ell which was constructed after the original building. The house has two dormers, a triangular one breaking the cornice of the ell on Ritchie Street and a shed dormer above the ell cornice to the rear. There is a garage and entry addition attached to the rear added after the original construction. The original windows and openings are altered only by a picture window on the rear.

Source: Heritage Property Files, MAP# 54 , Town Hall, Annapolis Royal.

Character-defining Elements

Character-Defining elements of 126 Ritchie Street relate to its Greek Revival style, and include:

- massing;
- fenestration;
- wooden windows including casings and labels;
- wooden front door and surround;
- wooden boxed cornice;
- wood pilasters;
- brick foundation.


Nova Scotia

Recognition Authority
Local Governments (NS)

Recognition Statute
Heritage Property Act

Recognition Type
Municipally Registered Property

Recognition Date

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

Theme - Category and Type
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type

Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer


Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Property Files, Town Hall, 258 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS.

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier