1721 Ridge Road, Hillgrove, Nova Scotia, B0W, Canada
William Haines Homestead
Links and documents
1840/01/01 to 1850/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Located on Ridge Road in Hillgrove, William Haines Homestead is a one and one-half storey wooden farmhouse with Greek Revival elements. Only the building and the building footprint are included in the heritage designation.
Built between 1840 and 1850, the Haight Residence, also known as the William Haines Homestead, is a farmhouse located on a lot of two hundred acres, which is still farmed today. The site is valued for its virtually unaltered condition. The house and lands are a one of few remaining examples of the traditional Greek Revival country farms that once flourished throughout the county. The homestead is also valued for its association with its original owner, William Haines, who was a prominent public figure in the town of Hillgrove and was active in politics and local societies. The house passed to the Haight family in 1915.
Source: Built Heritage Inventory, Office of the Municipality of the District of Digby.
The exterior character-defining elements of the Haight Residence include: - cornice returns; - heavy cap over the door; - side light around front door.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- 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