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Isaac LeBlanc House

33 Isaac LeBlanc Chemain, Church Point, Nova Scotia, B0W, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1997/06/09

Rear elevation of the Isaac LeBlanc House, Church Point, NS, 2004.; Heritage Division, NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, 2004.
Rear Elevation
Side elevation, inlcude side ell, of the Isaac LeBlanc House, Church Point, NS, 2004.; Heritage Division, NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, 2004.
Side Elevation
Front elevation of the Issac LeBlanc House, Church Point, NS, 2004.; Heritage Division, NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, 2004.
Front Elevation

Other Name(s)

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Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1874/01/01 to 1874/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/05/18

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Isaac LeBlanc House is a one-and-one-half storey, wood framed house located on a hill top in Church Point, Nova Scotia; a predominately Acadian community. Both the building and the land are included in the provincial designation.

Heritage Value

The Isaac LeBlanc House is valued for its historical and cultural associations and for its Vernacular architecture.

The house was built ca. 1874 for blacksmith Hilaire LeBlanc, who was a direct descendant of the first Acadian settler in Church Point. In 1886 the property passed to LeBlanc’s son Isaac and his wife Aimee. After receiving his formal education, LeBlanc was appointed a Customs officer at Church Point. He then went on to several other prominent appointments including: Commissioner of Oaths, Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, and finally Clerk and Treasure of the Municipality of Clare from 1915-1938. Throughout his life in Church Point, LeBlanc played a significant role in the development of his community.

The Isaac LeBlanc House is a good example of the Nova Scotia Vernacular style. It combines a blend of styles and trends, and has evolved over time through numerous additions at the rear of the house. It is a simple wood framed building a gable roof and a projecting porch. A large kitchen wing extends to the right of the main structure, typical of many rural Nova Scotian homes of the period. The home features some Classical styling, with deep eave returns, pronounced window hoods and articulated corner and frieze boards. The main building and kitchen wing have changed very little since their construction and are in excellent condition. The building is a rare surviving residence from this period and is an historical landmark in the area.

Source: Provincial Heritage Property Program file no. 223.

Character-Defining Elements

Character-defining elements of the Isaac LeBlanc House relate to its Vernacular style and include:

- gable roof;
- wood cladding;
- projecting porch with gable roof;
- Classical features such as: deep eave returns, window hoods and corner and frieze boards;
- kitchen wing;
- central chimney in both wings;
- six-over-six windows;
- one-and-a-half stories;
- dormer window in kitchen wing;
- location on a hill.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Recognition Authority

Province of Nova Scotia

Recognition Statute

Heritage Property Act

Recognition Type

Provincially Registered Property

Recognition Date

1997/06/09

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Peopling the Land
Settlement
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Provincial Heritage Property Program files, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, B3H 3A6.

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

00PNS0247

Status

Published

Related Places

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