67 Duke Street
67 Duke Street, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
67 Duke Street is a two-storey wood-frame dwelling in the Queen Anne Revival style located in Truro, NS, in the urban core of the town. The house is situated in Truro’s Heritage Conservation District II, a neighborhood noted for its concentration of largely intact late Victorian residences. The designation includes the building and surrounding property.
67 Duke Street is valued as an example of a late Victorian residence that has retained much of its architectural integrity through the years, although its external walls and surface textures have been substantially altered by the addition of vinyl siding.
67 Duke Street is also valued for its history. The home was built for resale in 1896 by Mortimer MacLearn. It was subsequently owned by a series of merchants and for a considerable time was the manse for the Immanuel Baptist Church, which is located on nearby Prince Street.
Source: Planning Department, Town of Truro, file 10MNS0010
External elements that define the heritage character of the building consist of:
- all building elements, including: basic Queen Anne Revival form and massing; elevated front entrance and full-width porch, with brackets, turned supports and spindles, and a triangular pediment marking the location of the entrance; wide eaves with decorative bracketing;
- all window and door elements, including: sashed windows with upper parts outlined in decorative art glass panels; original window mouldings and storm windows; panelled door with window;
- original building materials, including: wooden trim elements painted white, with horizontal elements painted in a contrasting dark colour;
- all building and site elements compliant with the municipal Heritage Conservation District By-Law;
- placement of the house relative to the street and its neighbours;
- all site elements compliant with the municipal Heritage Conservation District By-Law.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Planning Department, Town of Truro, PO Box 427, Truro, NS B2N 5C5; file 10MNS0010
Cross-Reference to Collection
Heritage Conservation District II
Heritage Conservation District II consists of 37 Late Victorian style residences built between 1867 and 1947, located on Dominion, Duke, King, and Victoria Streets in the urban…