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700 St. George Street

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

Formally Recognized: 1981/10/23

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

North Elevation

South Elevation

Other Name(s)

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1870/01/01 to 1870/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/04/18

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

700 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S., was built ca. 1870 in the Greek Revival style. The building is located on St. George Street and is set back from the road on a large lot. The building is surrounded by residential heritage properties. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

700 St. George Street is valued for its unaltered simple architecture.

The house was built ca. 1870 by James Fraser for Edward Cutler. It is a simplified Greek Revival style home, with elements of the Queen Anne style, as embodied in its front gabled, symmetrical façade, eve returns, and two storey bay window on the east side. The house has been relatively unchanged since its construction. The front porch is historic, however not original, but its addition did not alter elements of the original façade. The one storey gabled sun room is a modern addition. The house contributes to the St. George Street streetscape which is predominately historic residential buildings.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map#16, 700 St. George Street, Annapolis Heritage Society.

Character-defining Elements

Character-defining elements of 700 St. George Street include elements related to the Greek Revival and Queen Anne styles and include:

- gable roof;
- wooden clapboards and corner boards;
- boxed cornice with plain frieze ;
- boxed cornice pediment;
- two storey projecting frontispiece with gabled roof;
- double three pane wooden doors;
- two storey rectangular bay window on east side;
- open front porch with posts and decorative brackets with balustrade.


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
Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type

Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer


Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Property Files, 136 Lower St. George Street, Annapolis Heritage Society, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier