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Sydney in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
 

Cossit House

Province of Nova Scotia Historic Site

 
 
Cossit House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2019
1. Cossit House Marker
Inscription.  Cossit House was built in 1787 by Reverend Ranna Cossit, the first Anglican Minister in Sydney.

It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and the Old Sydney Society in 1976, and opened to the public by the Honourable Vincent J. Maclean, Minister of Lands and Forests and Minister of the Environment in 1977.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 46° 8.604′ N, 60° 11.876′ W. Marker is in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Charlotte Street north of York Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on a knee-level pedestal, near the entrance, directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 4P4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir John George Bourinot (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (about 120 meters away); Royal Bank Lion (about 120 meters away); "Northern Friends"
Cossit House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2019
2. Cossit House Marker
(marker visible just left of walkway)
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(about 120 meters away); Sir Peter D. Macdonald (about 150 meters away); St. George's Church (about 150 meters away); J.F.W. DesBarres (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sydney's Heritage Conservation District (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sydney.
 
Regarding Cossit House. Canadian Register of Historic Places #1453 (1983).
 
Also see . . .
1. Cossit House Museum. Built in 1787, Cossit House is one of the oldest surviving houses in Sydney and possibly, one of the oldest buildings on Cape Breton Island. Named for its original owner, Reverend Ranna Cossit, the house depicts 18th-century life and serves as the cornerstone of the city’s North-end Heritage Conservation District. (Submitted on April 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Built on a rubble stone foundation, and has a gable roof with features common to similar structures of its period throughout Nova Scotia. It has been restored to its 1787-1800 period, the years that Rev. Cossit and his family lived in the house. The house is now open
Cossit House (<i>northwest corner view</i>)</center> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2019
3. Cossit House (northwest corner view)
to the public seasonally as a museum. (Submitted on April 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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