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This one's pretty subtle but I thought it was interesting since it looks so much nicer with a bit of upkeep. This is the Canada Permanent Building in Halifax, built 1961-1962.



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There are a lot of buildings like this around that could either look dumpy or nice with a bit of maintenance. And sometimes their owners argue that they should be demolished when they are left to rot on purpose so people don't see their potential.
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I thought this post about "dumbing down" heritage was interesting too:

https://halifaxbloggers.ca/noticedin...-dumb-me-down/

He talks about this site, Admiralty House. This was built in the 1810's and was the official residence of the admiral commanding the British Navy in North America.


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He took this picture in the 70's, back when the gate was crumbling but still maybe original:


The gate was in a poor state of repair. Unfortunately, they rebuilt the masonry with simpler posts. At some point somebody also planted trees that obscure the building. There's a balance to be struck with greenery; more isn't always better. They didn't rebuild the lantern.

They did rebuild a similar carriage lantern at Province House. Hopefully Admiralty House will one day have its lantern restored too.


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That masonry work is a disgrace to the original, it's not hard to carve out a replica. Why can't the fab shops get it right????
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Nearly all the original masonry is gone. They even poured concrete into the wall to replace a stone because they were missing extras or just got lazy. I don’t get why they could not just restore the original stones then put them back in.

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This one's pretty subtle but I thought it was interesting since it looks so much nicer with a bit of upkeep. This is the Canada Permanent Building in Halifax, built 1961-1962.



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There are a lot of buildings like this around that could either look dumpy or nice with a bit of maintenance. And sometimes their owners argue that they should be demolished when they are left to rot on purpose so people don't see their potential.
I liked it better with the gold accents.
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