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Bank of Nova Scotia

Burin, Terre-Neuve et Labrador, A0E, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 2001/03/31

Exterior view of front facade of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Burin, NL, taken circa 1936.; 2004 Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Bank of Nova Scotia (Burin, NL)
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Autre nom(s)


Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

1890/01/01 à 1910/01/01

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2004/12/14

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Bank of Nova Scotia is a two and a half storey wooden building located in Burin, NL. Constructed between 1890 and 1910, the building served a duel function as both a residence and commercial premises. The designation covers the building and land.

Valeur patrimoniale

The Bank of Nova Scotia was designated because of its historical value.

The Bank of Nova Scotia building has historical value because of its extended use as a commercial institution and its association with the early days of banking in rural Newfoundland. Following the bank crisis of 1894, the Bank of Nova Scotia sent representatives to Newfoundland to oversee the bank’s investments and offer assistance to the country’s native banks. It was the first Canadian bank to open branches in Newfoundland and by October 1910 it had opened branches in several rural areas of the island, including Burin. The building which housed the bank in Burin was leased from the company of James E. Burgess and Sons and after 1913 from Hollett and Sons, who had purchased the holdings of the former company. In 1919 the property was purchased by the Bank of Nova Scotia. Banking facilities were located on the first floor while a living space was provided in the upper storeys for the bank manager. The building served as a bank and residence until 1991.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property designation file M-043-006, Burin - Bank of Nova Scotia

Éléments caractéristiques

-mid pitch roof;
-return on eaves;
-chimney style and placement;
-single central dormer on rear roof;
-dormer window size, trim and placement;
-number of storeys;
-corner boards;
-window size, trim and placement;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior doors;
-sidelights and transom windows around main door;
-portico on front facade;
-dimension, location and orientation of building.



Terre-Neuve et Labrador

Autorité de reconnaissance

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Loi habilitante

Historic Resources Act

Type de reconnaissance

Structure patrimoniale inscrite au répertoire

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Économies en développement
Commerce et affaires

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction



Commerce / Services commerciaux
Banque ou bourse

Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador 1 Springdale Street St. John's, NL A1C 5V5

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Identificateur féd./prov./terr.




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