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Halifax in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Halifax Waterfront Buildings

 
 
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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), et le bureau de son principal promoteur, Enos Collins.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. Halifax Waterfront Buildings Marker
The marker is below the green awning.
historique du Canada.
 
Location. 44° 39.004′ N, 63° 34.395′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Upper Water Street just from Duke Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South African War Monument (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Halifax’s Cable Wharf (about 210 meters away); Province House (about 210 meters away); Samuel Cunard (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Canadian Sailor's Monument (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Norway (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Halifax Citadel (approx. half a kilometer away); The View from the Citadel / Le panorama vu de la citadelle (approx. 0.6 kilometers 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 in Canada's early days by aiding trade and commerce, but they were also frequently used as vehicles for smuggling
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
3. Historic Properties
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.</i? (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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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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By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
5. Historic Properties
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
6. Historic Properties
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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