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800 St. George Street

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

Formally Recognized: 1982/01/25

Front Facade, 2017

Side Facade, 2017

South Elevation

East Elevation

North West Elevation

Other Name(s)

Links and Documents

Construction Date(s)
1876/01/01 to 1876/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/04/12

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

800 St. George Street is a Picturesque style home located on the upper section of St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS. The Municipal Heritage Designation includes the building and the property.

Heritage Value

800 St. George Street is valued for its Picturesque style.

The house was built circa 1878 for Rufus Hardwick, , a prominent lumber mill owner, on land purchased from the estate of the Honourable J.W. Johnston, a prominent lawyer and Member of the Legislative Council and Attorney-General of Nova Scotia. While the house has had additions made to the rear of the building, the original section of the house remains relatively unaltered. The medium gable roof with a west facing dormer and a large, south facing triangular dormer make this house somewhat unique in the town. Located in a residential portion of St. George Street that is predominately comprised of heritage homes, this home is a complimentary addition.

Source: Heritage Property Files, Map #004, 800 St. George Street, Annapolis Heritage Society.

Character-defining Elements

Character-defining elements of 800 St. George Street relate to its Picturesque style and include:

- all original exterior features;
- small west facing dormer;
- large triangular south facing dormer;
- wooden clapboard and wooden shingle siding with corner boards;
- double hung windows with wooden trim and triangular entablatures.


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, Town Hall, 285 St.George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

FED/PROV/TERR Identifier