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Henry Busch House

2575 - 2581 Creighton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1992/04/23

Portion used by Henry Busch, Henry Busch House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2005.; Heritage Division, NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, 2005.
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Henry Busch House, both sides of the house (partially blocked by trees), Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2005.; Heritage Division, NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, 2005.
Front Elevation
Henry Busch House, right half of the house, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2000.; HRM Planning and Development Services, Heritage Property Program, 2000
Front Elevation

Other Name(s)

n/a

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1872/01/01 to 1872/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/01/11

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Henry Busch House is a two-and-a-half storey wood framed constructed Halifax House style that is a double house (town house) with matching façades. It is located on Creighton Street, in the North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The heritage designation applies to the building and the land it occupies.

Heritage Value

Henry Busch House is valued for its association with its original occupant Henry Busch, a well-known Halifax architect. A number of Halifax landmarks were designed by Henry Busch which including: St. Andrew's Church, Convent of the Sacred Heart Chapel, Public Gardens Band Stand, Halifax Academy, Salvation Army Citadel, and Halifax Visiting Dispensary. Henry Busch resided in the right-side of the townhouse since its construction in 1872 until the early 1890s. The left-side of the building had numerous tenants.

Architecturally, Henry Busch House is valued as an example of the Halifax House style, a term that has been locally applied to a style of home that was common between 1820 and 1900 in Halifax and is a derivative of the Georgian style. The Henry Busch House exhibits many of the accepted traits of the Halifax House style including a symmetrical three bay façade with a side hall plan and is deep from front to back. The overall impression of the house is one of stability seen in its square elevation. This house is a double Halifax House (town house) with matching details on both sides.

Source: Heritage Property File: 2575 - 2581 Creighton Street, Henry Busch House, found at HRM Planning and Development Services, Heritage Property Program, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements of the Henry Busch House relate to its Halifax House style and include:

- two-and-a-half storey wood frame construction;
- dormers;
- truncated gable roof;
- side hall plan three bay façade on both sides;
- matching decorative bracket and window frame details;
- entablature;
- transom;
- wood panelled side lights with one pane.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NS)

Recognition Statute

Heritage Property Act

Recognition Type

Municipally Registered Property

Recognition Date

1992/04/23

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Peopling the Land
Settlement

Function - Category and Type

Current

Residence
Multiple Dwelling

Historic

Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

Henry Busch

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

HRM Planning and Development Services, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS B3L 4P1

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

23MNS0258

Status

Published

Related Places

n/a

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