The Built History of Halifax

i. Introduction

The Built History of Halifax attempts to tie a number of previously written blog posts at BuiltHalifax.ca into a fluid narrative about the architectural history of Halifax. Individual Posts have been edited, combined, and stitched together in a Chronological and Thematic manner.

The Series begins in 1749, However there is almost 150 years of European settlement of Nova Scotia since the French founded Port Royal in 1605, and the Mi’kmaq before them.

1. Georgian Halifax 1749-1840

The Founding Of Halifax
Georgian and Palladian Halifax

2. The Victorian Revivals  1837-1900

Gothic Revival
Italianate 1850-1870
Classical Revival
Richardsonian Romanesque
Queen Ann

Scotish Baronial

Parker Welsford Monument

3. Defense

The Blockhouse
The Martello Tower
The Halifax Drill Hall
The Churchfield Barracks

4. Transportation and Communication

The Urban Horses of Halifax
Halifax Water – 1844-1913
The South End Port Project – 1912-1928

5. Early Modern 1900-1939

The beginning of Town Planning
All Saints Cathedral

The Tramway Building

The Chicago Style
NS Furnishings Building
The #4 Fire Station – Bedford Row

Art Deco
The Bank of Nova Scotia

6. Modernizing Halifax 1945-1970

The 1945 Master plan
Federal Legislation, and the 1957 Master Plan
Africville Removal
Redeveloping the Central Re-development Area