The Heritage Trust has published the following books on Nova Scotia historic buildings and lands.

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Carleton House:Living History in Halifax

by Paul A. Erickson and Graeme F. Duffus
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Price:$8.95

In March 1993 Carleton House - the oldest stone building, oldest residence and third oldest building in Halifax - was saved from the wreckers' ball by the combined efforts of concerned citizens, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer's and three levels of government.  This book traces the building's various metamorphoses from its beginning as the mansion of Richard Bulkeley, "Father of the Province," through its conversion into a hotel and its subsequent renovations, to its present status as apartment suites and commercial spaces.  It is offered to readers as a celebration of the endurance of a structure that will stand for years to come, providing future generations with a tangible sense of Halifax history. 

Binding:Paperback
Published:1997
Dimensions:17cm x 23cm (6.5in. x 9in.)
Pages:75
Illustrations:Black & white photographs, drawings and maps


Affairs With Old Houses:Personal Stories About Preserving Heritage Houses in Nova Scotia

Edited by Pat Lotz

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Price:$19.95

Affairs with Old Houses presents heritage from the perspective of a diverse and articulate group of Nova Scotian heritage home owners, who relate how they acquired and restored their old houses. The book moves beyond details of architecture, history and restoration to also reveal the relationship the owner has with the building. Sixteen houses are featured in personal accounts representing a wide range in architectural style, age, historic background and size. Included in the book is a chapter on Richmond Hill Farm, an old house in Windsor, Nova Scotia, bequeathed to Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia by the late Helen Macdonald. The book, which has a charming foreword by His Honour Lt.- Gov. J.James Kinley, is attractively illustrated with line drawings and includes a comprehensive glossary.

Binding:Paperback
Published:1999
Dimensions:16cm x 23cm (6in. x 9in.)
Pages:195
Illustrations:Black & white sketches


Researching a Building in Nova Scotia

Produced by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

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Price:$4.95

Keen interest in historic restoration throughout Nova Scotia has prompted the Heritage Trust to issue this booklet as a guide for those beginning research on an historic structure. The booklet initially directs one to the repositories where information is to be found, such as, land grants, wills and city directories and then several case studies are given. Also included are notes on architectural styles, and on the Heritage Property Act and a bibliography. Dealing specifically with the Nova Scotian research experience, this publication will prove useful to anyone researching a building in the province.

Binding:Paperback
Published:1984
Dimensions:17cm x 26cm (6.5in. x 10.25in.)
Pages:41
Illustrations:Black & white photographs, sketches and maps


Lakes, Salt Marshes and the Narrow Green Strip -
Some Historic Buildings in Dartmouth & Halifax County's Eastern Shore

Produced by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

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Price:$8.95

The Atlantic coast lying to the east of Halifax Harbour has been neglected in the chronicles of Nova Scotia, although it is only a short distance from metropolitan Halifax and Dartmouth. This book depicts a few of the fascinating structures found along the eastern coast. The collection of sixty-four buildings focuses on domestic architecture but also includes some churches, and a few public buildings. Each building is documented by its history and physical description followed by at least one photograph. Lakes, Salt Marshes and the Narrow Green Strip demonstrates some of the examples of the life-style evolved in the nineteenth century in Dartmouth and along the Eastern Shore to the Halifax-Guysborough County line by the various ethnic groups as they became Nova Scotians.

 

Binding:Paperback
Published:1979
Dimensions:16cm x 23cm (6in. x 9in.)
Pages:88
Illustrations:Black & white photographs and maps


Rogers' Photographic Advertising Album: Halifax 1871

Produced by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

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Price:$9.95

Information on early collections of business photographs and advertisements is not readily available and it is possible that this album is a rare example. When these pictures were taken, Canada was only four years old and the United States less than one hundred. Great Britain ruled a quarter of the globe and Nova Scotia was one of the most prosperous and important parts of the Empire. In 1871, hotel proprietors and steamboat captains were requested to display a copy of the album for public viewing - an early form of advertising. The photographs in this album are reproduced in their actual size, approximately 6¼ inches by 5¼ inches. The advertisements have been somewhat reduced in size in this reduction. They are printed on heavy card and will enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of historic Halifax.


Binding:Spiral bound, Paperback
Published:1971
Dimensions:24cm x 18cm (9in. x 7in.)
Pages:108
Illustrations:Black & white photographs and advertisements


A Sense of Place:Granville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Produced by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

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Price:$4.95

Granville Street, near an active waterfront, was the lifeblood of commercial Halifax for more than a century. That was, until a disastrous fire destroyed most of the downtown area on September 9th ,1859. Then the history of Granville Street and of Halifax itself was altered. Immediately following the fire practically all the buildings on Granville Street were simultaneously re-built. For some time it was a street of quality and distinction but by the 1970s its importance had diminished and there was a movement to either rehabilitate or redevelop. This booklet tells the story of the east side of Granville Street from Duke to Buckingham; its history, architecture and suggestions for, yet to be determined, new uses. A Sense of Place records the physical assessment of the buildings, and gives a summary of the deeds and titles for the streetscape. It is a detailed publication and, at the same time, documents the streetscape as a whole. (Today, Granville Street has undergone a re-birth and continues to play a vital role in the revitalization).

Binding:Paperback
Published:1970
Dimensions:31cm x 23cm (12in. x 9in.)
Pages:45
Illustrations:Black & white photographs, drawings, sketches and maps (some fold-outs)

 

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