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548 St. George Street

548 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1982/03/18

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

South Elevation

South West Elevation

North Elevation


Other Name(s)
548 St. George Street
King George Inn

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1885/01/01 to 1885/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/02/14

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

548 St. George Street, also known as the King George Inn, is a circa 1885 Italianate style house. Located on a main street in Annapolis Royal, NS, this brightly painted residential building is a local landmark. The description includes the house and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

548 St. George Street is valued as an excellent example of the Italianate style, as recognized by its municipal designation. The house has been relatively unaltered and retains many of its original features. The most notable features are the two, two storey offset segmental bays are decorated with recessed panels and a tower with four segmental windows per side over a decorative dentil belt course.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map#61, 548 St. George Street

Character-defining Elements

Character-defining elements of 548 St. George Street relate to its Italianate style and include:

- elaborately trimmed, two storey, wood frame;
- low sloped hip roof with offset joined brick chimney;
- two, two storey bays with three windows per floor and decorative recessed panels;
- square tower with a steep pyramidal roof with four segmental windows per side and decorative belt course;
- wooden cornice with decorative brackets;
- central wooden doorway with transom and side lights covered with gabled porch;
- main entrance covered with open porch with a gabled roof supported by square posts with decorative brackets and turned balustrade
- intact layout with fenestration, doorways, trim and siding.

Recognition

Jurisdiction
Nova Scotia

Recognition Authority
Local Governments (NS)

Recognition Statute
Heritage Property Act

Recognition Type
Municipally Registered Property

Recognition Date
1982/03/18

Historical Information

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

Function - Category and Type

Current
Commerce / Commercial Services
Hotel, Motel or Inn

Historic
Residence
Single Dwelling

Builder
John Harris

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Property Files, Town Hall, 285 St.George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier
02MNS2178