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780 St. George Street

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

Formally Recognized: 1982/04/16

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

South Elevation

South West Elevation

North East Elevation

Other Name(s)

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1885/01/01 to 1890/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/04/05

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The two-storey brick Italianate house located at 780 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S was constructed about 1885-6 by Milledge Buckler. It has undergone few alterations to its exterior in the years since its construction. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

780 St. George Street is valued for its historical associations and for its Italianate architecture.

The historic value of 780 St. George Street, as recognized in its municipal designation, lies in its association with its builder, Milledge Buckler, and the Buckler Brick Company. Milledge Buckler was a prominent Annapolis Royal businessman and entrepreneur in the late nineteenth century. One of his ventures was a brick manufacturing plant, which was located near the Annapolis River, a short distance from the house. In the mid-1880s, the house was constructed using brick from the local plant, and was one of the few brick homes to be built in the local area.

The architectural value of 780 St. George Street, as recognized in its municipal designation, lies in its Italianate style and the material of its construction. The low-pitched roof, heavily-bracketed eaves, two-storey bay windows on front and side façades, and its small decorative front verandah are reflective of the Italianate style. It is also valued as one of a few Italianate-style houses in the town of Annapolis Royal. It is one of only four brick houses of any style in the town. With the exception of the removal of its side verandah, there have been very few alterations to the building.

Source: Heritage Property Files, MAP#6, Town Hall, Annapolis Royal.

Character-defining Elements

Character-Defining Elements of 780 St. George Street relate to its Italianate architecture and include:

- low-pitched roof;
- heavily bracketed eaves;
- two storey bay windows on front and side façades;
- decorative wooden front verandah including stairs, decorative rail, posts, and hip roof;
- brick construction with sandstone lintels and water table;
- massing;
- original fenestration and door openings;
- two-over-two wooden windows.


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
Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce

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