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260 Prince Albert Road

260 Prince Albert Road, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1982/03/18

Front Facade, 2017

Side Profile, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

South West Elevation

North Elevation

South East Elevation

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1904/01/01 to 1904/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/04/05

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

260 Prince Albert Road, Annapolis Royal, N.S., was built in circa 1904 in the Italianate style. The two-storey house is located on a corner lot close to the street in an area of other residential heritage properties. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

260 Prince Albert Road is valued for its intact Italianate style, as in its municipal designation. The home was built circa 1904 by Rufus C. Barnes and has changed very little since its construction. The wood frame and cladded building sits on its original rubble foundation toped with brick. The building’s most notable and intact features are its windows. The front elevation is dominated by a two-storey, segmental bay window with decorative recessed panels. A glassed front porch, which supports a second storey glassed sun porch, protects the main entrance, next to the bay window. The remaining windows are double hung with wooden labels.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map #78, 260 Prince Albert Road, Annapolis Heritage Society.

Character-defining Elements

Character-defining elements of 260 Prince Albert Road relate to its intact Italianate style and include:

- two-storey segmental bay window;
- glassed in front porch supporting second storey glassed sun porch;
- wooden clapboard cladding with corner boards;
- wooden double hung windows with wooden label;
- wooden decorative brackets on boxed cornice;
- wooden four panel main door with plain trim.


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

Rufus C. Barnes

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Property Files, Annapolis Heritage Society, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier