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Another excellent one! Is it me or are they getting tougher?

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Another excellent one! Is it me or are they getting tougher?

Thanks Mark! This was actually a fun one to research.
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HALIFAX - BUILDING CORNERS

Got 27...do you know the building?

BUILDING CORNERS 1 & 2


BUILDING CORNERS 3 & 4


BUILDING CORNERS 5, 6, & 7


BUILDING CORNERS 8 & 9


BUILDING CORNERS 10 & 11


BUILDING CORNERS 12, 13, & 14


BUILDING CORNERS 15, 16, & 17


BUILDING CORNERS 18 & 19


BUILDING CORNERS 20 & 21


BUILDING CORNERS 22 & 23


BUILDING CORNERS 24 & 25


BUILDING CORNERS 26 & 27
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ANSWERS - HALIFAX - BUILDING CORNERS

Here ya go!....

1: TD Canada Trust Building (completed 2012) at 5495 Spring Garden Rd. The building is listed as having 4 storeys with a total of 25,000 sq ft. of office space. But that wasn't that interesting at all was it? There is though an interesting little write up on DSRA's web site about design considerations for the building as well as some other projects they've worked on around the city. Here: http://www.dsra.ca/projects/td-canada-trust-building

2: The Stillwell Beergarden fence at 5688 Spring Garden Rd. - If you're more likely to recognize this flat on your back after a few pints than actually standing on your feet then award yourself a bonus point - I like how you roll. The little Steve-o-Reno's drive thru that was out front of the old Piercy's building for years was transported here and turned into an ice cream bar.

3: Halifax Central Library at 5440 Sprig Garden Rd. - serving as the flagship for Halifax Public Libraries it opened in December 2014. The land that the library is built on was originally bought by the Duke of Kent in 1800. He ordered a house, called the Bellevue, to be built there in 1801 for every Commander-in Chief of the army to live in. Besides military operations, they entertained the saucy damsels and Royalty until it was destroyed by fire in 1885. The house was rebuilt though and stood there until 1955 when it was demolished to make way for the NS Technical College. Before construction could begin on the library an archaeological dig discovered china, cutlery, coins, pottery, and musket balls. They even found a smaller foundation pre-dating Bellevue House.

4: Purdy's Wharf Tower 2 at 1969 Upper Water St. - I've seen conflicting information on start and finish dates for the tower but most say it was finished in 1985. The tower topped out with a floor count of 22 compared to 18 in tower 1.

5: Tramway Building (1916) at 1598 Barrington St. - This was first building on Barrington St. to use concrete extensively in its construction. The Nova Scotia Tramways and Power Company was located here until 1949. Venus Envy and Obladee Wine are there at street level these days.

6: Canada Permanent Trust Building (1950) at 1646 Barrington. And my stupid finger. Moving on....

7: Pacific Building (1911) at 1537 Barrington St. - This was originally built as a YMCA - the first in Halifax. When first built there was a prominent storefront cornice spanning the width of the building at the first floor level above tall display windows, the main entrance was recessed and framed by paired classical columns (which may still exist under the veneer of modern alterations), and there was a prominent dentiled cornice at the roof line. I'll post an image below of what the building looked like in 1941 before the alterations and another at a later date (unknown) after renovations. Also, most of those words are not in my vocabulary....I admit that part was copied and directly pasted.

8: WTCC at 1800 Argyle St - Completed in 1984 an opening ceremony was held on February 24 1985, for 1200 invited guests. It has since been replaced by the opening of the Halifax Convention Centre on December 15, 2017. Fun Fact: The WTCC also covers the east facade of the Metro Centre which many have been trying to get a picture of.

9: The former Zellers turned Discovery Center Building at 1595 Barrington. I gotta say this one is kind of starting to grow on me.

10: Maritime Center at 1505 Barrington St. - To the dismay of many the Capitol Theatre was demolished in 1974 to make way for the Maritime Centre. It was finished in 1977 with 14 storeys but had 7 more floors added in 1988. If you look closely you can see the discoloration of the original structure compared to the new. It sits at an odd angle to avoid blocking the view of the harbour from the Citadel.

11: 5670 Spring Garden Rd. - If you're not looking up this one could be hard to miss. The building was constructed in 1964 and these days Credit Union Atlantic takes up the bottom floor. Not too much to say about this one so...um....10 storeys and 84, 891 sq ft?? Bonus point if it also bores you that it has 2 service elevators.

12: St. Mary's Basilica Church at 5221 SpringGarden Rd. - originally called St. Peter's this is the oldest Roman Catholic church and first stone church in Halifax. The cornerstone for the Basilica was laid on June 29, 1820 with the first mass held in November 1829. In 1836, a wooden steeple was added and in 1873 the granite facade that we see today was completed. Fun Fact: The granite pillars were imported from Scotland in 1868 to accompany said granite facade.Not so Fun Fact: All of the original windows were destroyed in the 1917 Explosion.

13: W.M. Brown Building (1910) 1549 -51 Barrington St - I bet at first glance you thought this was the Farquhar Building across the street at 1558 Barrington didn't you? This little fella though is actually the smaller looking twin right across the street at 1549-51 Barrington. It's one commercial property today but the building was originally constructed as two separate stores. The bottom was built in 1910 for druggist John Taylor MacDonald. He occupied the building until 1913 and was followed by other pharmacists. The top was built in 1911 for W.M. Brown, an established confectioner in the city. Over the years the building housed jelwers, watchmakers, and clothing stores. The current tenants today state that their business name, The Old Apothecary, pays tribute to the original drug store in 1910.

14: D’Allaird Building (1950's) at 1645 Barrington St. - Most people will probably know this as the Vogue Optical Building but if you drive by you'll "see" that they're now longer there. This building is actually a renovation of a previous building that was onsite called the D'Allaird. I've posted an undated image below of the original D'Allaird storefront.

15: St. Matthews United Church at 1479 Barrington St- originally called Mather's church it wasn't until 1820 that it became known as St. Mathews Presbyterian Church. It wasn't until 1925 that it became St. Matthews United Church.

16: Old Halifax Courthouse at 5250 Spring Garden Rd. - Hmmm, was it the brick that gave this one away . Built in 4 stages the central section was completed in 1862, a rear wing in 1882 and west and east wings in 1908 and 1931, respectively. Too easy. No bonus points.

17: Superintendents Lodge at Point Pleasant Park - the lodge was designed by architect JC Dumaresq and completed in 1897 at a cost of $3,500.00 dollars. If the inflation calculator I used is accurate that's equivalent to $108,519.40 (USD) in 2019. For a cool little abode like that in the south end that sounds like a pretty good deal to me. I was interested to learn that the lodge is a replica of the gatehouse at Hughenden Manor in England where Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli popped champagne corks and entertained the saucy damsels of the day. Fun Fact: Power was installed in our lodge in 1925 and soon after a telephone. Double Fun Fact: Superintendents lived in the lodge right up until 1996. Samuel Venner was the first (1897-1906) and Arthur Samson the last (1988-1996).

18: Church of England Institute (1888) at 1588 Barrington - one of the "three sisters" this building is most commonly known as the Khyber. This is the back of the sandstone column that supports the corner oriel window. It's not hard to tell that time is taking it's toll on this ol' fella. It was designed by Henry Busch the same architect who designed Halifax Academy and the Public Gardens Bandstand. Pretty cool little building.

19: The Bond Building at 5475 Spring Garden Rd. - Deduct 1 point if you just made a lame James Bond joke in your head. Cause that's what I did when I first read that. Not much in the way of interesting information on this one but if you're looking the average price per sq. foot of office space is $13.85. It also has 7 storeys.

20: Dennis Building at 1740 Granville St. - Once refereed to as "the finest office building in eastern Canada" it was constructed in 1863 to house the dry goods firm T. & E. Kenny, owned by brothers Thomas and Edward. When T. & E. relocated in 1900 Halifax Herald owner William Dennis bought the building. Three extra storeys were added in 1912 after a fire by architect Henry David Josy. Fun Fact:There are confirmed tunnels no longer in use that run under some of the buildings in the area, and one of the known entrances lies in the basement of the Dennis Building.

21: Southport Apartments (completed Aug 2016) at 1065 Barrington St. The building was designed to pay homage to the city's shipping industry.

22: Scotiabank at 6005 Coburg Rd. - Scotiabank opened it's first set of doors on August 29, 1832 in the John Roman's Building on the corner of Granville & Duke St. This particular location was designed by the C.D. Davidson firm and opened in 1964.

23: Bank of Montreal Building (1972) at 5151 George St - 17 floors with a building size of 162, 806 sq ft. That's all I got.

24: The Olympus Building on South Park St. - Barely recognizable without it's trademark crane crushing it's top floors this condo project is also dubbed Brenton Place.

25: St. Paul Building (1897) at 1684 Barrington - I've always really like this building. Too bad the corner tower is gone these days though. Over the years this was home to Continental Bank, Lloyd’s Bank, and a mixture of offices but it's probably most well known to being the home of Buckley's Drug Store from 1897 to 1935.

26: Professional Centre at 5991 Spring Garden Rd. - Ready for it? 12 storeys with a total of 119,420 sq. feet of office space.

27: Taishan Asian Grocery at 6466 Quinpool Rd. - I wonder if someone stuck those to the side of the building one at a time? Fun Fact: There are no fun facts about this building.

ANSWER #7 - THE PACIFIC BUILDING IN 1941 AND LATER AFTER RENOVATIONS


ANSWER #14 - THE ORIGINAL FACADE OF THE D'ALLAIRD BUILDING

Source D'Allaird - https://www.starfishproperties.ca/properties

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SOURCES:

Bank of Montreal Building
https://www.spacelist.ca/listings/85...5151_george_st

Pacific Building
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...zationPlan.pdf
https://www.isans.ca/the-early-days-of-misa/
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...spx?id=5640#i1

Old Halifax Courthouse
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...u.aspx?id=1677

Multiple Articles - Barrington St. Heritage Conservation PDF
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...zationPlan.pdf

Bond Building
https://www.greenwoodlane.com/proper...ilding-halifax

Central Library
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Central_Library
http://halifaxcentrallibrary.ca/asse...for_Tender.pdf

WTCC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_...vention_Centre

St. Matthew's Church
https://www.stmatts.ns.ca/about/history

St Mary's Basilica
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...?id=7218&pid=0

WM Brown Building
https://www.theoldapothecary.com/about-us/
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...u.aspx?id=8069

5670 Spring Garden
https://www.spacelist.ca/listings/89...ring_garden_rd

Dennis Building
https://archive.nationaltrustcanada....ennis-building
Superintendants Lodge:
https://sableislandinstitute.org/sup...pleasant-park/

Inflation Calculator:
https://www.officialdata.org/us/infl...97?amount=3500

Scotiabank:
https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,476,00.html
https://halifaxbloggers.ca/noticedin...ith-a-octagon/

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HALIFAX - DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - PART 1

Sometimes there's little design touches on a building that cause intrigue and make it stand out. Here's the first 12 of 24....do you know the structure or location?

ELEMENT 1


ELEMENTS 2 & 3


ELEMENT 4


ELEMENTS 5 & 6


ELEMENTS 7 & 8


ELEMENT 9


ELEMENTS 10 & 11


ELEMENT 12

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ANSWERS - HALIFAX DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - PART 1

How'd it go?...

1: Fireworks Gallery at 1569 Barrington St.
Built in 1907 it was known as the Mary McAlpine Building. Most people though, unless your 120 years old, will probably know this as the Fireworks Gallery who who have been there since 1980. According to the manager the site was home to Cooley's Jewelry store in the 1890's before the current building was built. Based on Dorothee Rosen's blog the decorative iron work went on top of the roof in May of 2013. The owner, Judy Anderson, said the work was inspired by an older picture of the building that at one point had a larger iron tea pot on top of it. The blacksmith, Nadar Parsarad, spent 1000 hours on the six separate pieces of the project. Judy then spent another two weeks doing the gold leaf work herself in her home. It also took two months to reinforce the top edge of the brickwork, the roof, and build the proper structural supports. The full story is here in her blog: https://dorotheerosen.ca/fr/inspirin...ntown-halifax/

2: St. Matthews United Church at 1748 Barrington St.
These are the decorative front door hinges on Barrington St. In the early days of the church, at it's first location at Prince and Hollis St, a sermon could last 1.5 hours. The best pews, to the left and right of the church against the wall, rented for $144 a year. The pews next to those rented for $100. In the center were long benches without backs. These were free seats for single men/women and the poor. During those days a mans status in Halifax could be judged where he sat in the Church. It wasn't until 1857 when this church burned on New Years Day that the church moved to it's current location of Spring Garden & Barrington. The 'History' section of the St. Matthews web site has a fantastic write up on the churches early beginnings. It's about a 5 min. read with some fascinating facts. Here: https://www.stmatts.ns.ca/about/history.

3: St. David Presbyterian Church (1925) at 1544 Grafton St.
Front door hinges that face Grafton. Designed by architect David Sterling and built in 1869, the building was originally home to the Grafton St. Methodist Church. The Presbyterian Church of Halifax purchased the building and in 1930 the church was officially renamed in honor of King David I of Scotland (1124-1153) to St. David Presbyterian Church. Fun Fact: David Sterling also designed the Fort Massey United Church on the corner of Queen St. and Tobin before it opened in 1871.

4: The Dart Gallery & Picnic at 127 Portland St.
Thought this was pretty cool. This is the foundation of the 'Dart Gallery' that runs up Dundas St. Very reminiscent of the 'dazzle' camouflage that WW1 ships received to make them more difficult to target. There's a great image at warmuseum.ca of RMS Olympic (nicknamed Old Reliable) all painted up with a short little description here: https://www.warmuseum.ca/collections/artifact/1013868/.
Editor's Note: This should not be confused with 'bedazzling' though as no one will fear your ship if it's covered in rhinestones. Award yourself 1 bonus point if you own an article of clothing that you've bedazzled and told no one about. If said clothing happens to be a ripped jean jacket with a Bon Jovi logo on back then award yourself one more bonus point. We like how you roll.

5: Freemasons Hall (1924) at 1533 Barrington St.
One of two decorative leaves on the second floor above the main doors. I'm sure that there's some Masonic symbolism behind these but I couldn't find a thing to support that. I did however learn that the five stone medallions across the top of the building represent Masonic Order. And the building? Various lodge buildings were established over the years including one which stood on this site from 1875 until it was demolished in 1914 to make way for the current Hall. Due to expensive building repairs the last meeting was held in June of 2008 and the society has moved from this location to a site in Fairview on Coronation Ave. Fun Fact: In 2010 artist Scott Saunders used furniture, doors, church pews, organs, lighting, and signs left behind by the Mason's to construct an art exhibit at the SMU Art Gallery.

6: Superintendent's Lodge at Point Pleasant Park
Made of slate shingles this decorative roof design fits perfectly with the charm of the rest of the lodge. Build in 1897 the last superintendent to live the in the lodge was there until 1996. These days it is leased by The Sable Island Institute but not open to the public. This interesting little newspaper article is mentioned on their website about it's construction:

"Construction of the lodge caused much interest in the people of Halifax and articles appeared in local newspapers. The Halifax Herald, April 23, 1896 featured an article describing the gatehouse:

NEW KEEPER’S LODGE
Plans for the keeper’s lodge, to be erected to the west of Point Pleasant Park gates, were prepared by Architect Dumaresq. Yesterday the mayor received a letter from Col. Leach stating the general in command had approved of the plans and would permit the Lodge to be erected on the spot selected by the city. The building will be very pretty. It will be Italian in design with pitch roof covered with blue and red slates. It will be 33 feet wide and 29 feet long, and two storeys high, ell shaped, with a porch in the angle. The first floor will contain the living room, kitchen and washrooms. The second floor will be three bedrooms."


7: Bank of Nova Scotia (1931) at 1709 Hollis St.
These are the stone seahorses on the Hollis St. facade. Designed by Canadian architect John M. Lyle it was built in 1931 to serve as the main office for the bank. He is said to have researched all the local plants, animals, and ocean life he used before incorporating them into the design. According to Lyle 86 different motifs were used throughout the building. Besides having two of the most recognizable front doors in the city the interior, especially the 10m ceiling, is as lavish as it gets for those days. The 'Built Halifax' blog has some great images of said interior. Cheque out the doors leading to the Safety Deposit Department, eh? Here: https://halifaxbloggers.ca/builthali...f-nova-scotia/

8: Dalhousie Dentistry Building at 5981 University Ave.
Any Dalhouse students/alumni might recognize this seal above the door of the Dentistry Building on University Ave. The seal reads 'Ora et Labora' which means 'Pray and Work'. The Rt. Hon. George Ramsay founded Dalhousie in 1818 and the seal is based on the Ramsay family of Scotland coat of arms. It can be seen around the campus and is engraved on the lobby floor in the Henry Hicks Academic and Administration Building. To give a better perspective where this particular seal is you can see it on google maps here: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.6383...7i16384!8i8192

9: Decorative iron work on one of the gazebo's at point Pleasant Park
In 1881 William P. West donated $5,000 "to be expended in improving the grounds of Point Pleasant Park." Today that's the equivalent of $126,150.00. Part of this fund went to the purchase of two cast iron pavilions from the Walter Macfarlane Foundry in Glasgow, Scotland. The Annual Report of the city for 1884-85 stated that the gazebo's "greatly add to the beauty of the localities where they are placed, besides affording shade and rest to those who frequent these delightful spots."

10: Dr. Kiran Pure & Asscociates Office at 90 Portland St.
Meccano. If you just screamed "That's it!" then I've just answered the same question for you that nagged at me for ages every time I saw these decorative gears on the front of the building. What a cool friggin' toy that was, eh? If you're wondering wtf Meccano is I've pasted a (long) link below in the 'Sources' section. I think you should go click on it....now you see what I'm talking about.

11: Giggles Food Shack at 2 Ochterloney St.
Although it hasn't earned it's place in the history books yet I'm sure it will get it's Heritage Plaque one day with customer reviews such as "the french fries were deep fried"....*sigh*. Fun Fact: Apparently it's not just clothes that can be bedazzled. Fascinating.

12: Keith Hall (1863) at 1475 Hollis St.
These are the decorative sandstone pieces above the second story windows. DSRA states that during the restoration "The masonry backup wall was unstable and consequently the entire sandstone facade had to be taken down and rebuilt. During the course of the rebuilding, each piece of sandstone was repaired or replaced as required". Restoration completed in 2014 so if you're in the market there's 2149 sq ft. of office space for rent at $15.23 psf!

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SOURCES

1: Fireworks
https://dorotheerosen.ca/fr/inspirin...ntown-halifax/
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...zationPlan.pdf

3: Church of St. David
http://saintdavids.ca/about/

5: Freemasons Hall
https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/...all_Halifax_NS
https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/insi...nt?oid=1789023
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...zationPlan.pdf

6: Superintendent's Lodge
https://sableislandinstitute.org/a-t...ses-j-godsell/
https://sableislandinstitute.org/sup...pleasant-park/

7: Bank of NS
https://halifaxbloggers.ca/builthali...f-nova-scotia/
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...?id=3251&pid=0
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia....scotia-halifax

8: Dalhousie Seal:
https://www.dal.ca/academics/convoca...t_of_arms.html
https://www.dal.ca/about-dal/history...logo-seal.html

9: Gazebo
https://www.britannica.com/technology/finial
https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.ph...ew/16969/23032
https://www.officialdata.org/us/infl...81?amount=5000

10: Meccano!! I don't know why they made that link so long.....
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-pa...ip%3d0%26pl%3d

12: Keith Hall
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...id=11003&pid=0
https://www.greenwoodlane.com/proper...h-hall-halifax
https://dsra.ca/projects/keith-hall

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HALIFAX - DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - PART 2

Here's 13 to 24....

ELEMENTS 13 & 14

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ELEMENTS 15 & 16

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ELEMENTS 17 & 18

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ELEMENTS 19 & 20

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ELEMENTS 21 & 22

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ELEMENT 23

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ELEMENT 24

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ANSWERS - HALIFAX DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - PART 2

Here ya go!

13: Gazebo at Point Pleasant Park
I had always referred to this as the spire on top of the gazebo but was corrected by a friend far more lettered in the realms of gazebo architecture that a more appropriate term to use would be a 'finial'. Britannica.com says that a finial, in architecture, is the decorative upper termination of a pinnacle, gable end, buttress, canopy, or spire. So it's actually a finial that sits on top of a spire....whodathunk? Of the two gazebos that are in the park this is the only one that still retains it's pointy top thingy.

14: Pacific Building (1911) at 1537 Barrington St.
The Pacific Building was built as Halifax's first YMCA. This is the YMCA's first logo and sits above the middle window of the second floor. Known as the 'triangle logo' it reads "Mind, Body, Spirit" while in the middle is "John 17:21". The triangle would go on to be a part of all other 'Y' logos but this is the only version that the words "Mind, Body, Spirit" were a part of the triangle. 'Hey Hey CFA' does an excellent job of breaking down each part of the logo and it's meaning here: http://heyheycfa.blogspot.com/2011/0...21-emblem.html. I was also interested to learn that MISA, the Metropolittan Immigrant Association, had an office here at one time. MISA was one of the predecessors for the Immigrant Services Association of NS (ISANS). From what I can tell they were there in the late 70's and early 80's.

15: St. Mary's Glebe House (1891) at 1508 Barrington St.
This is the bronze crest/coat-of-arms on the front of the building. It reads "sub cruce salus" which translates from Latin to "under the cross, salvation". From what I can gather it was a motto used by Edward Joseph McCarthy during his position as Archbishop from 1906 to 1931. As for the building, the original wooden structure that was onsite was built in 1802. The brick version we see today was completed in 1891.

16: Ocean Via Rail Building (1930) at 1161 Hollis St
This empty clock face sits in the middle of what is supposed to be a three dimensional representation of the City of Halifax Crest. I thought there might be some information as to when and why the hands went missing but there doesn't seem to be any info online. The former CNR station was constructed between 1928-1930 and it's white limestone facade sits on a base of polished granite. Sir Henry Thornton, the president of CNR and his architects realized that the station and hotel could easily become lost in the midst of the other buildings and chose to purchase the entire block, raze the buildings and construct a park. It's the last remaining example in Halifax of the adjoined hotel and railway, reflecting the emphasis by the rail companies on tourism and passenger accommodation. VIA rail acquired ownership in 1972. Fun Fact: On display at the new station was the 1839 locomotive Samson, the oldest in Canada. It remained on display until 1950 when it was moved to Stellarton, NS. It's still there these days but it's been moved from it's outdoor glass display case and inside to the Museum of Industries.

17: Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent's Music Room (1796)
The Rotunda, The Music Room, The Prince's Lodge, all these terms are used interchangeably these days to describe the cool little abode that overlooks the basin on the Bedford Hwy. As Commander-in-Chief the Prince was regularly entertained by Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Wentworth at his rural estate. The Prince liked it so much that Wentworth offered it to him during his short stay in Halifax (1794 - 1800). The Prince renovated the residence, devolved the lands, planted gardens, AND built the Music Room. After his departure in 1800 Wentworth resumes occupation but the lands fell into disrepair over the years. All that remains today of the original estate is the Music Room.Fun Fact: In 1877 it was used as a restaurant and in the 1950's a family of nine(!) lived there before the NS Government acquired it in 1959. Double Fun Fact The last person to live there was Wendy Murray from 1988 to 2008. Wendy Murray Fun Fact: She plays the harp.

18: Atlantic Denture Clinic at 193 Portland St. - Those are pretty big. Here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/19...7!4d-63.562573

19: Keith Hall (1863) at 1475 Hollis St.
This is a decorative roof piece at Keith Hall. Designed by William Hay the cornerstone for the building was laid in September of 1863. Hay also worked with David Stirling in designing the Halifax Club (1862) and the At Gallery of NS. I wish this cat was still doodlin' buildings so I could text him and ask what the heck the correct architectural term is for this roof piece. I looked everywhere but can't seem to find a proper name for it. Is this a finial?? It mocks me...

20: Seventy3 Restaraunt (1785) at 73 Alderney Dr.
Like Keith Hall above this is a decorative roof piece that I cannot find the name of. I couldn't find much in the way of history for the building except that this used to be La Perla Restaraunt. A review at nslocal.ca states that the building was built in 1785 with bricks that came from England used as ballast on sailing ships. I couldn't find much to back that up though. Anyway, if you're not looking up the only other way to notice this stonework is flat on your back after a few pints with dinner at the current owner Seventy3 Restaurant. Although, when I check their menu I don't see much in the line of beer so if that's the case then deduct 1 bonus point.

21: The Westin Hotel at 1181 Hollis St.
This ship is one of several stone artworks on the front of the Westin Hotel. I wasn't able to find a thing though about any of the stone images that adorn the building. This one in particular, and this is only speculation, appears to be the RMS Olympic. There is a fantastic aerial photograph on the NS Archives of the ship docked at the hotel in 1931 so it may be a nod to that. How abot some building history? Construction began in 1928 and it opened on June 23rd, 1930 as the Nova Scotian Hotel. It was owned at that time by the Canadian National Railways. Originally, the hotel stood eight stories high and included a tearoom on the top floor that looked out over the city. A new wing was built to the north in 1959, adding 161 more rooms and nine more suites. In 1966, the name was changed to the Hotel Nova Scotian. In 1989 it became the Hilton before closing in 1993. During that time it was a temporary dormitory for SMU before being slated for demolition. It was one week away from being demolished before it was bought, renovated, and reopened in 1996 as the Westin Nova Scotian that we know today. Fun Fact: During the time that it was a Hilton there was a bid to turn it into a casino but the bid was obviously turned down. No casino. That's hot.

22: Spring Garden Rd. Memorial Library (1951) at 5381 Spring Garden Rd.
This is the Halifax coat-of-arms above the main door that faces Grafton St. The banner reads 'E Mari Merces' which means 'wealth from the seas'. The kingfisher is the symbol of industry that is supported by a local fisherman and navy sailor. The mayflower, as of 1901, is Nova Scotia's official flower. And the building? Designed by Leslie R. Fairn, construction of the library began in 1949 and was the first post-war public building to be built in Halifax. Fun Fact: By 1956 it had 78,000 books and 22,000 regular borrowers. End of Fun Fact. Since the opening of the new Halifax Central Library in December 2014 it has has remained unused. There have been proposals to redevelop the site for Dal's School of Architecture, along with commercial and public space. The Nova Scotia Heritage Trust has also proposed building a public amphitheater using the original facade of the building while demolishing the rest. HMHPS has a neat little rendering video on their site of said amphitheater here: https://hmhps.ca/sites/halifax-memor...d-grafton-park.

23: New Scotland Brewing Co. at 91 Alderney Dr. - Formely KEW Furniture, this is the decorative design work out front of the New Scotland Brewing store. From what I can gather these guys originally started out as a clothing company and in 2018 expanded into the beer market (award 1 bonus point). Fun Fact: There used to be a New Scotland Brewing Co. in Pictou County but since it no longer exists they were able to use the name. Double Fun Fact: In actuality, the stone work is the Urchin Property Management logo. If you've ever played the 'Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker' you might find a humorous similarity between their logo and 'morths'. If you're wondering wtf a 'morth' is I've pasted an image below. For two very different things they're pretty similar looking aren't they?

24: Benjamin Weir House (1864) at 1459 Hollis St.
Decorative stonework along the roof line. It's little touches like this that make you stop when you're walking by and realize that this guys house is way better than yours. Also known as the Elks Club it was designed by Henry Peters and built using Wallace sandstone in 1864. The building also has whats known as a 'Juliet' balcony in the back. From what I can gather that's a small balcony that protrudes only a few feet from the building. In any case, I don't have one of those either so it's one more reason why this house is better than mine. Fun Fact: Margaret Keith, Alexander Keith's daughter, lived here for a short time.


ANSWER #23

Source: Gamepedia.com - https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Morth
Source: My image

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SOURCES:

13 Gazebo at Point Pleasant Park
https://www.britannica.com/technology/finial
https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.ph...ew/16969/23032
https://www.officialdata.org/us/infl...81?amount=5000

14: Pacific Building:
https://www.isans.ca/the-early-days-of-misa/
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...zationPlan.pdf
https://www.logaster.com/blog/ymca-logo/
http://intranet.ymca.ca/CWP/media/YM...Jan2018_EN.pdf
http://heyheycfa.blogspot.com/2011/0...21-emblem.html

15: St. Mary's Glebe House
https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/herald...ub_cruce_salus
http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/hali0.htm
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Joseph_McCarthy

16: Via Rail - Empty Clock Face
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifa...n_(Nova_Scotia)
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...19cped1214.pdf

17: Prince Edward's Saucy Music Room
https://memoryns.ca/princes-lodge-as...ion-collection
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince...e,_Nova_Scotia
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ifax-1.4076226
https://halifaxmag.com/features/livi...conic-rotunda/

19: Keith Hall
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...id=11003&pid=0
https://www.greenwoodlane.com/proper...h-hall-halifax
https://dsra.ca/projects/keith-hall

20: Seventy3 Restaurant
https://nslocal.ca/listing/la-perla/?v=3e8d115eb4b3

21: The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...19cped1214.pdf
https://www.historichotelsworldwide....an/history.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Westin_Nova_Scotian

22: Spring Garden Rd. Library
https://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.c...ving-memorial/
https://hmhps.ca/sites/halifax-memor...d-grafton-park
https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/more-con...rary-1.4436972
https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/herald...x_(Nova_Scotia)

23: New Scotland Brewing Co.
https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Morth
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...dia=AMP%2bHTML
https://www.thecoast.ca/Shoptalk/arc...media=AMP+HTML

24: Benjamin Weir House
https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep...u.aspx?id=3157
https://halifaxbloggers.ca/builthali...fax-1850-1870/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3880960
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...61206rc131.pdf

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