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By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
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Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Bank of British North America1849
This Italianate style building, Newfoundland’s first commercial bank building, constructed in 1849 to the design of Halifax architect David Stirling. The mansard roof was added in 1885. Burnt out and rebuilt after the 1892 fire, it retains a very . . . — Map (db m79056) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — FisheryLe pêche
Captions, clockwise from the top right. (English / French): St. John’s is both a fishing port and a supply base for the fleets of many countries. / Saint- Jean est à la fois un part de pêche et un centre d’approvisionnement pour les . . . — Map (db m78972) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Former Bank of British North AmericaL’ancienne Bank of North America
English This Italianate style building recalls evolution of banking in Newfoundland, Designed by Halifax architect David Stirling for the Bank of British North America, it opened in 1850 at a time when British investors controlled banking . . . — Map (db m79034) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — O’Dwyer Block1847
This building was constructed for Richard O’Dwyer, a prominent merchant from Waterford, to house his officies and retail stores, but also to accommodate other merchants. With its classically-detailed, granite block facade, the building would have . . . — Map (db m79061) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — SwilingLa chasse au phoque
Captions, clockwise from the top right. (English / French): Processing seal pelts, St. John’s around 1900. / Transformation des peaux de phoques, Saint-Jean vers 1900. From 1793 to the early 1980’s, the departure of sealing ships . . . — Map (db m78974) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Thompson Buildingc 1847
Built after the 1846 fire, this structure housed a wide range of enterprises including Lash’s Bakery, the Railway Hotel, and McNamara and Thompson, both jewelers. Constructed with a timber frame, stone foundation and a brick exterior, it was among . . . — Map (db m79059) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — William Carson1770-1843
English Born in Scotland, Carson came to Newfoundland as a physician in 1808, and became an ardent advocate of social and political reform. He was leader in the campaign for an elected legislature, established in 1832, and helped bring . . . — Map (db m79033) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 10 (Labrador)), Red Bay — Basque Whalers in the Strait of Belle IsleLes baleiners Basques dans la détroit de Belle Isle
English: In the 16th century, the Labrador side of the Strait of Belle Isle emerged as the world's largest producer of whale oil. At its peak, whaling on this coast attracted nearly 2000 Basques annually from Spain and France, and Red Bay . . . — Map (db m79527) HM

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