5721 - 5765 Inglis Street
5721 - 5765 Inglis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H, Canada
Links and documents
1875/01/01 to 1910/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
5721 - 5765 Inglis Street consists of nine houses in the Queen Anne Revival style. Eight houses front the street with one set quite far back on an L-shaped lot. They are located on a heavily treed block along Inglis Street between South Park Street and Tower Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The municipal heritage designation applies to the buildings and the lots they occupy.
5721 - 5765 Inglis Street is valued for its age, as good examples of Victorian homes, and as an intact Victorian-era residential block. These dwellings were built between 1875 and 1910 in the Queen Anne style. This style was common in Nova Scotia for private houses and give the buildings a sense of grandeur regardless of their size.
Architecturally, the nine houses included in the streetscape are valued for their Queen Anne Revival style. The individual buildings have a connected appearance to the street because of their unified form. The dwellings are complimentary through a number of recurring elements, such as the wood shingle siding, swag and wreath motifs on the frieze, stained glass, and the side hall plan with front porches. The main features of Queen Anne style are evident in the bay windows with curved ends, Palladian windows and scalloped shingles.
Source: HRM Heritage Property File: 5721 - 5765 Inglis Street , found at HRM Planning and Development Services, Heritage Property Program, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The character-defining elements of 5721 - 5765 Inglis Street relate to the buildings’ Queen Anne Revival style and include:
- steeply pitched hip roofs with round corner towers;
- prominent projecting dormers;
- swag and wreath motifs on friezes;
- two-and-a-half storey wood construction;
- decorative wood shingle siding and fretwork;
- stained glass in top sash of first storey windows;
- bay windows with curved ends;
- Palladian windows in gable ends and dormers.
- side hall plan that includes a porch with columns and pediment.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
HRM Planning and Development Services, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
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