Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia

by Stephen Archibald and Sheila Stevenson

 Best published book of the year!

This is the first full-colour book on Nova Scotia's heritage homes. It features beautiful buildings from across the province. Heritage Houses of Nova Scotia explores eastern Canada's rich cultural heritage.

Winner of the best published book of the year award, presented by the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Assocation.

Nova Scotia has a rich heritage of houses dating from the 1700s. Here, the best examples of every important house style over the past 250 years are brought together in full colour. The authors have travelled to all parts of the province to select the finest examples of architectural heritage. Most of these buildings are accessible to the public and some have been carefully restored, allowing you to revisit the way people lived in Nova Scotia's past.

You'll read how each house style reached Nova Scotia and discover how to identify not only its characteristic features but variants unique to the province. The authors also explain how new technologies have affected architectural style, and how the most available building material -- wood -- was used for houses designed to be constructed of brick, stone and mortar.

About the Authors

STEPHEN ARCHIBALD and SHEILA STEVENSON worked at the Nova Scotia Museum from the early 1970s until 2002, acquiring and sharing knowledge about Nova Scotias natural and cultural history. They also know the challenges of owning heritage homes first hand. They currently live in Fergusons Cove in a not-so-old house overlooking Halifax Harbour.

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