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703-705 St. George Street

703-705 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1990/07/15

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

North Elevation

South West Elevation

East Elevation

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1900/01/01 to 1900/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/04/10

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

703-705 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S., was built ca. 1900 in the Queen Anne Revival style. It is a two and one half storey residence with a medium gabled roof with two shed dormers. The property is located on Upper St. George Street adjacent to the street surrounded by heritage properties. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

The architectural value of the building, as recognized by its municipal designation, is its intact Queen Anne Revival style. The two-and-one-half storey wooden building is in excellent condition and has a gabled roof with one shed dormer on each side. The building contains much of its original exterior details and sits on a full brick foundation. The wooden building is covered with wooden clapboards and corner boards. There are decorative wooden shingles below the peak above the pediment. There is a pair of rectangular bay windows on the west and another on the east façade each with hipped roofs. Although both bays are approximately the same size, the west bay has three double hung wood windows which are narrower than the two on the east bay. There is a circular window on the second floor over the central main doorway which has moulded wooden trim. The main door has a moulded rail and flush panels. The main windows are two pane windows. The front full verandah is built of wood with turned supports, spindle work frieze decoration and fluted brackets (gingerbread) with spindle work balustrades. The back door is at the indented porch on the west surmounted by a cantilevered room with exposed support brackets. It is surrounded by other heritage residential buildings and compliments the streetscape.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map #291, 703-705 St. George Street, Annapolis Heritage Society

Character-defining Elements

Character-defining elements of 703-705 St. George Street relate to its intact Queen Anne Revival style and include:

- two-and-one-half storeys;
- wood frame;
- two one storey bay windows with hipped roof;
- full wooden verandah with wooden gingerbread decoration;
- circular window on second floor;
- wooden clapboards with corner boards and decorative shingles;
- wooden boxed pedimented gables;
- wooden boxed eaves;
- cantilevered extension on rear of house.


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
Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type

Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer


Additional Information

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

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier