89 Victoria Street
89 Victoria Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S, Canada
Links and documents
1875/01/01 to 1885/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The municipally registered historic property at 89 Victoria Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S., is a wood framed one and a half story building with an extension of similar proportions to the rear. Built in a simplified Greek Revival style it has its gable end facing the street. The designation includes the building and its surrounding property.
The heritage value of the place at 89 Victoria Street lies in its architecture and relatively unaltered exterior.
The place was built in ca. 1880 by Benjamin Goldsmith on lot no. 20 of the White House Field. This field was formerly owned by the British military, who for decades been present at Annapolis Royal. In 1854 the British garrison was withdrawn from Annapolis Royal, releasing the land for further development.
The architectural value of 89 Victoria Street lies in its simple Greek Revival style. It is a wooden, gabled roof, 1 ½ storey house, built on a narrow lot with its gable end to Victoria Street. Clad in wooden siding, the offset doorway is protected by a canopy that is mirrored by the roof of the adjacent bay window. There are two shed dormers, one each on either side of the main roof. After its construction, an addition of similar proportions was made to the original building. The addition includes insert wooden porch protected by an overhang. The two shed dormers do not break the cornice and may date to the construction of the rear addition.
89 Victoria Street is representative of modest but often well detailed houses constructed in the late nineteenth century as the military lands became available and civilian commerce expanded.
Source: Heritage Property Files, MAP #106, Town Hall, Annapolis Royal.
- form and massing;
- fenestration and door openings;
- projecting bay window with decorated panels;
- original front door with bracketed hip roof canopy;
- wooden entry steps;
- wooden porch protected by an overhang and simple trim;
- wooden two over two windows with wood entablature.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Hotel, Motel or Inn
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Property Files, Town Hall, 285 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS.
Cross-Reference to Collection