Captain Cheney's Homestead
86 Shore Road, Little River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Links and documents
1900/01/01 to 1910/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The property registered as Captain Cheney’s Homestead is a two storey, wooden Queen Anne style home that stands along the main road leading to the public wharf in Little River on Digby Neck. While at one time part of a larger homestead, the heritage designation is limited to the building only.
Built in 1910 during the peak of coastal trading, the homestead is valued for its association with the well-known coastal trader Captain Darryl Cheney and is the only Queen Anne style home in Little River. With its exterior splendor and luxurious interior finishes, the property is a fine example of how prosperous the fishing and coastal trading industry was in the early parts of the twentieth century. Captain Cheney was a successful merchant who traded fish on American and Maritime markets.
Source: Built Heritage Inventory, Office of the Municipality of the District of Digby.
Character-defining elements associated with the style of the home include:
- building form and massing of the Queen Anne style home;
- conical roof atop a cylindrical tower;
- pediments with fan windows;
- two floor bay windows;
- two-sided balcony;
- mahogany millwork throughout the interior.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Built Heritage Inventory, Office of the Municipality of the District of Digby, P.O. Box 429, Digby, NS B0V 1A0
Cross-Reference to Collection