Lunenburg in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Old Town Lunenburg Historic District
L’arrondissement Historique du Vieux Lunenburg
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.
Rues, espace public, bâtiments et vie quotidienne du vieux Lunenburg témoignent d’une
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
Location. 44° 22.573′ N, 64° 18.681′ W. Marker is in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in Lunenburg County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg NS B0J, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry 1870’s - 1940’s (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); The Fire / Le Feu (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map 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 Brentwood, California.)
2. Lunenburg Old Town Heritage Conservation District. (Submitted on October 22, 2014.)
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