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Young House

The late Victorian home was built in 1876 by Alexander Silver Senior. It is speculated that the house may have been constructed as a wedding gift for Mr. Silver's son. Nevertheless, for the next 34 years or so the home would see many different owners.

Freeman House

Freeman House (Sinclair Residence): This gothic revival home, complete with Mersey River pointed-arch windows and a steep gable, was constructed circa 1850.

Thomas-Lowe Residence

The home was built in 1905 by Elam Thomas, the great grandfather of the current owner Mrs. Barbara Lowe.

The house was a wedding gift for Elam son, Orville Thomas, and his new bride Isabelle. Upon Orville Thomas's death, Isabelle passed ownership of the home to Eva and Ugene Thomas, aunt and uncle of Mrs. Lowe.

Pottie Home

Home has seven original wood grain painted doors: front door, two living room doors and four bedroom doors. The owner, Mrs. Jan Pottie, believes they were all painted in the early 1900's and certainly before 1920.

Ditchoff Home

The property is divided between the "old section" or original section which was built somewhere between 1830-1860 by the Nauglers.

The "new section" or addition was built on by the Nauglers sons. This section was constructed in the Queen Anne style circa 1860-1890.

Young Residence

The house was built circa 1838 for Able Sands, a British officer, who later married the daughter of General Timothy Ruggles. The Youngs were shipbuilders. The Crown Jewel was built in 1868 for the troop fleet. The wall paintings in the home were done by Mr. Colin Young, circa 1880. He had studied at Acadia. The murals are all located in what was then Colin's bedroom.

Babineau Residence

The house was built for Mark Curry who had a furniture business with his brother-in-law Fredrick Shand.

In 1936 it was purchased by Walter Regan, father of the Honourable Gerald Regan. It was sold to the present owner, Mrs. Babineau, in 1960.

Bedard Residence

In 1863 Captain Francis Glawson purchased 25 acres of land on the Port Dufferin Mines Road. The house was more then likely constructed shortly after after this acquisition.

Annandale (Rest Home)

The construction of the property began in 1802 by builder Daniel de Wolfe, son of Gabriel de Wolfe, a planter who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1764. Note: the construction date of the home is listed as 1802-1839.

Daniel, a notable citizen of Wolfville, married Mary Anne Pryor and together the couple raised 16 children in the home.

Doucette Residence

The original house built on this site was destroyed by a fire and the home that exists today was built for Mr. Louis Pottier around 1900.

At this same time, the pressed tin ceiling was installed in the front parlour and subsequently, the recessed panels were painted by Melbourne Surette (b.1870 – d. 1960) a painter and musician from Ste. Anne du Ruisseau.


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