Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Cast Iron Facade / Façade en Fonte
This building, erected in 1860, provides a rare and early example of a full cast iron facade in Canada. Used in construction since the 1770s, cast iron had become a popular decorative material by the mid-19th century because it was durable and easily mass-produced. The classical details of the upper storeys illustrate its sculptural potential. The facade was designed and manufactured by the Architectural Iron Works of New York City. Founded by Daniel Badger, this firm shipped building parts across the continent and emerged as the major promoter of cast iron architecture in North America.
Cet édifice, construit en 1860, offre un rare exemple des premières façades de fonte apparues au Canada. L’usage de ce matériau date des années 1770. Il était populaire milieu du XIXe siècle, car la fonte était durable et pouvait être moulée en série dans des formes compliquées, comme en témoignent les détails classiques des étages supérieurs. La façade a été dessinée et fabriquée par l’Architectural Iron Works, de New York. Fondée par Daniel Badger, cette entreprise expédiait des matériaux
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 44° 38.995′ N, 63° 34.48′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker can be reached from Granville Street north of Duke Street, in the median. Marker is located at the center of the Granville Street plaza, directly in front of the subject cast iron façade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1883 Granville Street, Halifax NS B3J 1Y1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Thomas (here, next to this marker); Gilbert Stuart Newton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Explosion Clock (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Enos Collins (about 120 meters away); Halifax Waterfront Buildings (about 120 meters away); Halifax City Hall / Hôtel de ville d'Halifax (about "Old" Dalhousie and the Grand Parade (about 150 meters away); The Grand Parade (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Also see . . . Daniel D. Badger (Wikipedia). Daniel D. Badger was an American founder, working in New York City under the name Architectural Iron Works. With James Bogardus, he was one of the major forces in creating a cast-iron architecture in the United States. Badger's Architectural Iron Works sent prefabricated cast-iron elements as far afield as Havana and Cairo. Under his contract for the cast iron for the first Grand Central Depot (opened 1871), he erected the second-widest cast-iron span in the world at the time. Shortly thereafter, he erected the cast-iron Manhattan Market, with an arched girder roof. (Submitted on September 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.