I just had to add these beautiful old buildings of Halifax. Some really bring back great memories. Lots of our history is now gone and torn down. It is sad really, to think we pushed aside our heritage so quickly for the modern when in fact, Halifax is known for its historical history.
When I was young, Barrington street had little streets coming off it which lead directly into Halifax Harbour so a concrete fence stopped kids from falling into the harbour. People use to fish right off these side streets. Many of the old buildings are lost and some of them were what we would now fight to own. I'll point this out when I get to those pictures. Many of the wonderful houses were on Brunswick Street and other lost streets.
When I was a little girl, we had three schools: St. Patrick's boys school; St. Patrick's girls school which had nuns as teachers, then we had the junior high school beside the other two schools. The teachers here were regular teachers and it was in grade 7 that we no longer were required to wear school uniforms. We were so happy! Now, the schools were torn down and a new one built, with the exception of part of the Boys school. The "new" school is now is bad repair and is no longer a school and the city decided to sell it.
On Gottingen Street, it was THE place to shop. It was beautifully decorated during Christmas time. It had Mitchell Furs, Glube's furniture, New York Dress, Kline's, the Met and French Pastry. We boasted four fabulous movie theatres, now are all gone. Two theatres on Gottingen Street were the Casino and the Vogue. We went to these movie places every Saturday. They were beautiful! On Barrington Street, the Capital Theatre was the most incredible theatre which had a full knights uniform in the window. It use to scare us little kids a lot. The Paramount theatre was just down the street. What a loss to Halifax.
I love sharing Halifax's history especially our historic buildings. We need to keep and cherish what we have left. I hope you enjoy my post and pictures.
|The building is our Legislature and the Film Industry is having a Rally to protect cutting of the Film Industry's tax credit.|
|This beautiful mural was painted when the old buildings were torn down on Barrington across the street|
from St. Paul's Church
|This is the inside of St. Paul's church|
|Old homes on North by Gottingen Street. They use to build homes to fit in spaces.|
|More homes on North Street near Argricola Street.|
|Gorgeous home on Gottingen Street.|
|More homes on Gottingen Street.|
|Beautiful St. Mary's Church on Spring Garden Rd near Barrington Street.|
|Old and still a Bank of Nova Scotia|
|Old building of the RCMP HQs before it moved up to Oxford St and are now relocated to Burnside Park.|
|Old Morse's Tea building and you can see the white lettering near the top where it use to read, Morse's Tea. I do have those pictures which I will post another time.|
|Historic properties around Hollist Street and Lower Water Street.|
|This building now hosts the fabulous restaurant The Baton Rouge. Really great food here.|
|This overpass replaced the two lanes on Barrington Street|
|This is the beautiful CBC Radio building. They no longer use this building, but what a great history. It is across from the Public Gardens on the corner of Sackville and South Park Streets.|
|This old building is located in historic Citadel Hill Fortress. They hold events here now.|
|Halifax's first high school|
|View of the south end of Brunswick street|
|Our Town Clock|
|Halifax Town Clock|
|This was New York Dress then Glube's and Mitchell Furs|
|This is an old Victoria home on Gottingen Street. Lovely place to retire.|
|Home on North Street|
|These old homes are on North and Robie Streets.|
|This building was the Morse's Tea building. When Dal Art Tech took over, they painted over the Morse's tea sign.|
Haligonians were very upset.
|Riding down Hollis Street|
|This is one of the last old homes on Barrington Street|
|This is the second last home on Barrington Street.|
|These buildings are on Queen St and near South Street|
|This old home is on South Street and my great gr father use to live in it.|
|This is one of the old beautiful homes on Brunswick. So few left|
|This is the Old Dutch Church on Brunswick Street which is a heritage site now. It even has a graveyard.|
|Old Dutch Church. See the buildings in the background, they replaced the old beautiful homes on|
Brunswick Street and Barrington Street.
|This is a beauty on Brunswick Street. You can see the space before the home where they tore down more|
of these kinds of beautiful homes
|This is the front of the beautiful old home on Brunswick Street. What a loss for Halifax.|
|This was the home of the Nuns. I use to get a big pot of coffee each day from here and walk across the street to|
the St. Pat's Girl's School for the Nun teachers.
|Homes on Brunswick Street|
|Buildings on Barrington Street as seen from St. Paul's Church parking lot.|
|Here is a closer look at these old buildings. Many buildings to the left have been torn down|
|This is the historic Carleton Hotel, now a fabulous restaurant.|
|This home was on the Bedford Highway but was torn down to make way for a road up to the Larry Utech community.|