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672 St. George Street

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

Formally Recognized: 1982/05/25

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

South Elevation

South West Elevation

North East Elevation


Other Name(s)
N/A

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1860/01/01 to 1860/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/02/01

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

672 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S., was built circa 1860 in the Greek Revival style. It is a two-and-one-half storey residence with a medium gabled roof. The property is located on upper St. George Street in a residential area with many heritage properties and is adjacent to the street. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

The architectural value of the building, as recognized by its municipal designation, is its simple Greek Revival style. This house has been modified over time, but still retains some of its original Greek Revival elements, including cornice boards and wooden entablatures. It is surrounded by other heritage homes of various sizes and styles and contributes to the largely intact historic building stock for which Annapolis Royal is renowned.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map #018, 672 St. George Street, Town Hall, Town of Annapolis Royal.

Character-defining Elements

Character-defining elements of 672 St. George Street relate to its Greek Revival style and include:

- two-and-one-half storeys;
- two bay windows;
- hipped roof;
- four panel wooden front door with side lights;
- rubble foundation;
- all original features including cornice boards, boxed soffits and returns;
- wooden entablatures;
- double hung windows with four panes;
- outside cellar way with vertical plain wooden doors.

Recognition

Jurisdiction
Nova Scotia

Recognition Authority
Local Governments (NS)

Recognition Statute
Heritage Property Act

Recognition Type
Municipally Registered Property

Recognition Date
1982/05/25

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)
N/A

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

Function - Category and Type

Current
Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer
N/A

Builder
N/A

Additional Information

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

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier
02MNS2168