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Lunenburg in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Old Town Lunenburg Historic District

L’arrondissement Historique du Vieux Lunenburg

 
 
Old Town Lunenburg Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 16, 2014
1. Old Town Lunenburg Historic District Marker
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Inscription. English
A remarkable historical community is found in the streets, public spaces, buildings and daily life of Old Town Lunenburg. Set on a hill overlooking the harbour, Lunenburg was founded in 1753. Its gridiron layout, with a parade square half-way up the hill, is one of the earliest and most intact British model plans in Canada. On this compact site, pioneer German, French and English speaking settlers constructed a variety of wood-frame buildings that set the tone for a colorful and harmonious town centre. Today, Lunenburg boast fine examples of Cape Cod, British Classical, Second Empire and post Victorian buildings. Many houses feature the famous Lunenburg “bump,” a large dormer popular in the late 19th century. Along the commercial streets, a well-maintained collection of ships and public buildings testifies to the town’s commitment to heritage conservation . Still active on the waterfront are fishing and shipping industries which have won Lunenburg international acclaim for more than 150 years.

French
Rues, espace public, bâtiments et vie quotidienne du vieux Lunenburg témoignent d’une remarquable continuité historique. La ville, disposée en damier sur la colline qui domine le port, fut fondée en 1753. Dégagée en côte par un terrain de parade, elle présente l’un des plus anciens plans
Old Town Lunenburg Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 16, 2014
2. Old Town Lunenburg Historic District Marker
modèles britannique encore intacts au Canada. Dans ce espace exigu, des pionniers de langue allemande, française et anglaise construisirent divers bâtiments à charpente de bois qui caractérisent ce centre-ville coloré et harmonieux. On trouve aujourd’hui dans la ville de beaux exemples d’architecture Cape Cod, classique britannique, Second Empire et post-victorienne, et de nombreuses maisons arborent la grande lucarne typique de Lunenburg, populaire à la fin du XIXᵉ siècle. Le long des rues commerciales, une série de magasins et d’édifices public bien entretenus dénotent l’attachement de la ville à son patrimoine. Les industries de la pêche et de la construction navale, qui font sa réputation mondiale depuis plus de 150 ans, animent toujours le port.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Location. 44° 22.573′ N, 64° 18.681′ W. Marker is in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in Lunenburg County. Marker is on Bluenose Drive just from Duke Street (pedestrian walkway), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry 1870’s - 1940’s
Lunenburg Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 16, 2014
3. Lunenburg Waterfront
(a few steps from this marker); Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry Since 1940’s (within shouting distance of this marker); The Labrador Whaler Anderson Bros. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lunenburg - Home of the Bluenose & Bluenose II (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); “…for those in peril on the sea.” (about 90 meters away); Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry to the 1870’s (about 90 meters away); Rum Running (about 180 meters away); Merligueche (about 210 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lunenburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia. The town was established by the three founding fathers, Patrick Sutherland, Dettlieb Christopher Jessen and John Creighton (judge) during Father Le Loutre's War, four years after Halifax. The town was one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia intended to displace Mi'kmaq and Acadian Catholics. (Submitted on October 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. 33 Things to do in Lunenburg - Trip Advisor
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 16, 2014
4. Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
. (Submitted on October 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
3. Lunenburg Old Town Heritage Conservation District. (Submitted on October 22, 2014.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Lunenburg's colorful buildings image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 16, 2014
5. Lunenburg's colorful buildings
<i>Bluenose II</i> at Lunenburg image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 16, 2014
6. Bluenose II at Lunenburg
<i> View from Lunenburg Academy, Lunenburg, N.S.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1908
7. View from Lunenburg Academy, Lunenburg, N.S.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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