80-82 Victoria Street
80-82 Victoria Street, Annapolis Royal, Nouvelle-Écosse, B0S, Canada
Reconnu formellement en:
80-82 Victoria Street
Bread and Roses B & B
Liens et documents
Date(s) de construction
1880/01/01 à 1890/01/01
Inscrit au répertoire canadien:
Description du lieu patrimonial
80-82 Victoria Street, Annapolis Royal, N.S., commonly known as the A.B. Cunningham House, was constructed between 1880 and 1886. It is an impressive private residence, two-and-a-half storey single detached brick building in the picturesque Gothic Revival style. It faces Victoria Street which was created in 1854 when the British Garrison was removed from Annapolis Royal releasing the land known as White House Field for building lots. The designation includes the property and the building
The historic value of 80-82 Victoria Street lies in its association with two prominent men of the period - James Gray, well respected merchant, and Dr. A.B. Cunningham, prominent druggist / dentist; and the architectural style of the house.
Between 1885 and 1888 Cunningham obtained land on Victoria Street from James Gray. Here he built the present house, dying shortly after. Since that time, the house has changed hands several times, divided into four apartments, and finally sold and restored in the early 1980’s and opened as a bed and breakfast, which it continues to function as.
The architectural significance of 80-82 Victoria Street as recognized by its municipal designation, is the rarity of style seldom found in Annapolis Royal. The characteristics of the picturesque Gothic Revival Style as portrayed in the house remain substantially intact.
The style of the building was considered suitable for an estate setting with natural landscape and not a small urban lot. When constructed, 80-82 Victoria Street was surrounded by gardens, fountains and iron fences creating a grand estate. The lot is now a small urban lot. Recent alterations include a fountain, painted wooden board fence and gates with brick gate posts and period style lampposts and fixtures evocative of its original setting.
Source : Heritage Property File, Map# 112 - 80 Victoria Street, Town Hall, Town of Annapolis Royal.
Character-defining elements of 80-82 Victoria Street relate to its Gothic Revival architecture and include:
- steeply pitched roof;
- gables with pediments and decorative trim;
- pointed tower roof;
- single storey porches with decorated wood columns and brackets;
- decorative trim of brick, wood and shingle;
- prominent stairwell windows with decorative trim and brackets;
- masonry belt course;
- corner quoins;
- double hung sash windows;
- vertical house lines;
- cresting on roof;
- original brick facades.
Autorité de reconnaissance
Administrations locales (N.-É.)
Heritage Property Act
Type de reconnaissance
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Date de reconnaissance
Données sur l'histoire
Thème - catégorie et type
- Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
- L'architecture et l'aménagement
Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction
- Commerce / Services commerciaux
- Hôtel, motel ou auberge
- Logement unifamilial
Architecte / Concepteur
Emplacement de la documentation
Town of Annapolis Royal, Heritage Files, 285 St.George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0
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