7 Second Street, Westport, Nova Scotia, B0V, Canada
Former Juanita Lodge Oddfellows Hall
Independent Order of Oddfellows
Links and documents
1909/01/01 to 1909/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Independent Order of Oddfellows Hall was built in 1909. Located in Westport on Brier Island, it is a two-storey Georgian style building with a hipped roof. Both the building and surrounding land are included in the designation.
The Independent Order of Oddfellows (IOOF) Hall at Westport on Digby Neck is valued for its historical role in the community. As a benevolent society, the organization provided assistance to many local families. The hall was built in 1909 from lumber salvaged from the Norwegian barque "Aurora" that was wrecked off the coast of Digby Neck. The hall is no longer used by the IOOF, but continues to be used by the village of Westport.
Source: Built Heritage Inventory, Municipality of the District of Digby.
Character-defining elements of the exterior of the Oddfellows Hall include: -form and massing; -six-over-six windows; -hipped roof; -characteristic pediment atop the portico.
Character-defining elements of the interior of the Oddfellows Hall include: -collapsible wooden chairs placed in a horseshoe formation and attached to the upper level floor; -concert stage on the lower level.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Social Movements
Function - Category and Type
- Recreation Centre
- Social, Benevolent or Fraternal Club
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