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Heritage Conservation District II

Heritage Conservation District II, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2000/04/30

Heritage Conservation District II, Truro, partial Dominion Streetscape, 2004; Heritage Division, NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, 2004
Dominion Streetscape
Heritage Conservation District II, Truro, partial King Streetscape, 2004; Heritage Division, NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, 2004
King Streetscape
Map of Heritage Conservation District II, Truro, 2004; Courtesy of the Town of Truro
Map of District

Other Name(s)

n/a

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1867/01/01 to 1947/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/03/29

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

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 core of Truro, Nova Scotia. Five of the buildings and their surrounding properties are individually designated heritage sites.

Heritage Value

The Heritage Conservation District II is valued as a representation of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Truro during its period of rapid growth as a railway and industrial centre. The District consists of residential buildings that were originally homes to merchants and professionals, many of whom were directly involved in the railway and/or local industry.

The District also valued as one of the best preserved nineteenth century residential neighbourhoods in Nova Scotia. Most of the homes were built between 1867 and 1920, and display a wide variety of Victorian architectural styles, while still maintaining a high degree of consistency in terms of scale, placement, materials and use. This consistency is evident in the later buildings in the District, as they were constructed to be in harmony with the older buildings.

Source: Planning Department, Town of Truro, file 10MNS0049

Character-Defining Elements

Character Defining Elements of Truro's Heritage District II include:

- historic street plan;
- late Victorian residential buildings of 1½ and 2 storeys each, constructed of similar materials, equivalent in scale and massing, placement relative to the street and to each other, and architectural detail;
- lot sizes generally wider than the average outside the District in the urban core;
- streets lined with trees of approximately equal age and size;
- distinctive street signs identifying the District;
- all buildings compliant with the town's Heritage Conservation District Plan and By-Law.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NS)

Recognition Statute

Heritage Property Act

Recognition Type

Heritage Conservation District

Recognition Date

2000/04/30

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Peopling the Land
Settlement
Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type

Current

Residence
Multiple Dwelling
Residence
Single Dwelling

Historic

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Planning Department, Town of Truro, PO Box 427, Truro, NS B2N 5C5

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

10MNS0049

Status

Published

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