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Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
 

Halifax Waterfront Buildings

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
1. Halifax Waterfront Buildings Marker
Inscription.  English
From the founding of Halifax in 1749 until the early twentieth century, this portion of the waterfront was associated with men and events in the civic and commercial life of the city. These seven typical warehouses and offices, erected between 1815 and 1905, housed individual merchants as well as international trading and shipping companies. This ironstone building housed the office of the shipping firm, Pickford & Black (1876-1968). The building opposite was the head quarters of the Halifax Banking Company (1825-1908) and of its leading entrepreneur, Enos Collins.

French
Cette partie du littoral à été le témoin d’événements qui ont marque l’histoire d’Halifax depuis se origines jusqu’à la Première Guerre mondiale. Cet sept bâtiments typiques, érigés entre 1815 et 1905, servirent l’entrepôts et de bureaux à des marchands et à des sociétés internationales de commerce et de navigation. Cet immeuble de grès rouge abrita les locaux de la compagnie de navigation Pickford & Black (1876-1968). En face se trouvaient le siège social de la Halifax Banking Company, première banque de la Nouvelle-Écosse (1825-1908),
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2. Halifax Waterfront Buildings Marker
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et le bureau de son principal promoteur, Enos Collins.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 44° 39.004′ N, 63° 34.395′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker can be reached from Upper Water Street close to Duke Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax NS B3J 1S9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enos Collins (within shouting distance of this marker); William Thomas (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Gilbert Stuart Newton (about 120 meters away); Cast Iron Facade / Façade en Fonte (about 120 meters away); The Dockyard Clock / L'horloge de L'arsenal (about 150 meters away); Here We Began (about 150 meters away); Celtic Cross (about 150 meters away); South African War Monument (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Historic Properties on the Halifax waterfront.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Properties (Halifax) - Wikipedia. These properties helped make Halifax prosperous
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
3. Historic Properties
in Canada's early days by aiding trade and commerce, but they were also frequently used as vehicles for smuggling and privateering. During the War of 1812, two of the most successful Nova Scotian privateer ships during this time period were the Liverpool Packet and the Sir John Sherbrooke.
(Submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
4. Town Criers' plaque
Historic Properties
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Site of the
International Town Criers’
Championships
Since 1978
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5. Historic Properties
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
6. Historic Properties
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022