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Annapolis Royal in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Sinclair Inn

L’auberge Sinclair

 
 
Sinclair Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
1. Sinclair Inn Marker
Inscription. English
The Sinclair Inn is an important document in the history of building in Atlantic Canada. In the 1780s, tavern-keeper Frederick Sinclair created this inn by combining two existing structures. Both were frame, and the walls of one were filled with wattle and daub, an insulation used in Acadia and New England in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sinclair attempted to give his inn certain Georgian features of symmetry and classical detail. Restored to its present state in 1982, the building stands as a rich composite of materials, techniques and styles spanning three centuries.

French
Cette auberge est un important témoin de l’histoire de la construction dans les Maritimes. Le tavernier Frederick Sinclair la créa dans les années 1780 en combinant deux bâtiments à ossature de bois. Les murs de l’un d’eux étaient faits de colombage bousillé, selon un technique d’isolement utilisée en Acadie et en Nouvelle-Angleterre au XVIIᵉ siècle et au début du XVIIIᵉ. Sinclair s’efforça de donner à l’ensemble une certaine symétrie et des détails caractéristiques du classicisme anglais. Restauré en 1982, le bâtiment présente une riche combinaison de matériaux, de techniques et de styles issus de trois siècles.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of
Sinclair Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
2. Sinclair Inn Marker
Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Location. 44° 44.673′ N, 65° 31.159′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in Annapolis County. Marker is on St. George Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Erasmus James Philipps (here, next to this marker); Sir William Fenwick Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir William Robert Wolseley Winniett. (within shouting distance of this marker); Glebe Lands (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rose Fortune (about 120 meters away); Annapolis Royal Historic District (about 120 meters away); Wharf & Waterfront (about 120 meters away); Masonic Stone of 1606 (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Examples of pressed tin found inside the Sinclair Inn. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
3. Examples of pressed tin found inside the Sinclair Inn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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