The book, "Founded Upon A Rock" is sub-titled "Historic Buildings in Halifax and Vicinity, Standing in 1967". Produced by the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, my copy is from the seventh printing, produced in 1975. Sadly, in the intervening eight years, four of these historic buildings had already been destroyed.
I love the marvellous, colourful architecture that can be found in this historic city. In an effort to see these important buildings for myself, I created a map of Halifax with all the places cited in the book marked with the appropriate page number from the book.
Today, between the Lunch Bunch choir and an evening concert with a different choir, I had several hours to kill. I am happy to report that the hours were killed productively and I located all six of the homes displayed on the section of map shown above.
|Fernwood - 700 Francklyn Street - #94 on the map|
While searching for some of the marvellous buildings from this book, I stopped to capture other striking dwellings that for some reason had been omitted.
This impressive home is located on the busy corner of Inglis and Tower Road. How would you like to live in a round room with all those wonderful windows ?
This building, marked as #72 on the map, is called The Bower. A large hedge prevented me from getting a good photo of it from the front.
Built around 1790 it has been greatly added to over the years, as demonstrated by the lower photo from the 1860's.
Six down, only 67 more to go.