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378-380 St. George Street

378-380 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1982/04/27

Side Facade, 2017

Front Facade, 2017

South East Elevation

East Elevation

Other Name(s)

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1868/01/01 to 1868/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/02/15

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

380 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S., was built in 1868 in the Neo-classic style. The building is located adjacent to St. George Street, across from the Annapolis Court House, and is surrounded by other heritage properties. The property is located on the north-west corner of the main intersection in Annapolis Royal. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

Historic Value:

The historic value of 378-380 St. George Street, as recognized in its municipal designation, lies in its historical associations. The house was built in 1868 by James Hardwick on the site of the former White House field. The field was used for decades by the military, which had been present in Annapolis Royal since the early eighteenth century, for drills and training. It was later owned by Annapolis physician Dr. G. Thomas Bingay. In the twentieth century it was home to Air Vice Marshall Morphee, who during his service was the third most senior officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, following his retirement to Annapolis Royal.

Architectural Value:

The house is valued as an excellent example of the Neo-classical style in Annapolis Royal and for its many original exterior elements. The two-and-one-half storey wooden structure has a gabled roof and two gabled dormers with over hang and sits on a full brick foundation. It commands attention, located on the busiest intersection in Annapolis Royal, facing the Annapolis Court House and Fort Anne.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map #91, 378/380 St. George Street

Character-defining Elements

The character-defining elements of 378-380 St. George Street relate to its Neo-classical style and include:

- two and one half storey wooden structure;
- asymmetrical façade;
- two gabled three sided dormers on the front;
- wooden double hung windows with plain surround and wooden entablature;
- paired wooden decorative brackets on boxed eaves, rakes and returns;
- recessed main central doorway with side lights and transom light with four panel wooden door;
- wooden clapboard siding with corner boards;
- location at main intersection.


Nova Scotia

Recognition Authority
Local Governments (NS)

Recognition Statute
Heritage Property Act

Recognition Type
Municipally Registered Property

Recognition Date

Historical Information

Theme - Category and Type
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type

Single Dwelling

James Hardwick

Additional Information

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

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier