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613 St. George Street

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

Formally Recognized: 1982/01/25

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

North Elevation

South West Elevation

Detail of Porch

Other Name(s)

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1921/01/01 to 1921/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/02/14

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

613 St. George Street is a one storey Queen Anne Revival house located in Annapolis Royal, NS. Its distinctive bracketed eave overhang and recessed porch with curved roof tower set it apart from the other nearby residential heritage properties. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

613 St. George Street is valued as an excellent Queen Ann Revival style architecture in a single storey residential building. The house was built in 1921 by Frank W. Pickels for Lena Pickels. Prior to the building’s construction, the property was owned by Dr. Augustus Robinson, a local physician and municipal politician. Queen Ann Revival homes are not uncommon in Annapolis Royal, however the style used in a one-storey home is somewhat unusual. The most notable feature of the house is the recessed porch with a conical shaped tower with a wooden finial. It contributes to the St. George streetscape that is comprised of dozens of wood framed, heritage homes.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map#217, 613 St. George Street

Character-defining Elements

Character-defining elements of 613 St. George Street relate to its Queen Anne Revival architecture and include:

- projecting eaves with exposed rafters;
- corner brackets on front facing raking;
- stone verandah foundation and support piers;
- turned wooden post supporting the conical shaped tower with wooden finial;
- plain square balustrade;
- truncated hip roof with decorative barge boards facing north;
- two hipped roof dormers located on the east and west sides of roof;
- wooden windows with wooden entablatures and plain trim with bevelled glass;
- one storey polygonal bay window on the west side;
- paneled front door with plain wood trim.


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

Frank W. Pickels

Additional Information

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

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier