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Nova Scotia

Private Residence

Arcade of gothic vaults forming a cloister. When documented this painted room was in the process of being overpainted and destroyed.


Historical painted surfaces in the backyard barn. Contact (902) 648-2116.

Mingo Residence

This home features painted wood graining on doors, windows and baseboards in the front hall and second floor hall.

United Baptist Church

Church houses marbleized columns. Dorothy Outhouse (902) 839-2068

United Church

Wall near stairs features painted marbleization and decorative scrolls. The artwork once adorned the entire church. Unfortunately, most all of the painted surfaces were removed and/or worked over due to their poor condition. The painted wall that remain is in great need of conservation. Parishioners: Sheila and Neil Robart (902) 757-3211.

Partridge Residence

Three painted ceilings.

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church (Eglise Ste. Marie)

Bentley/McLane Residence

This 1850s home houses painted stencil work in the main parlour. The artwork was discovered by the current owners under several layers of wallpaper. Wild Caraway, a restaurant nearby, has very similar painted surfaces.

Simmons Residence

Mr. Kerry Simmons purchased the Bear River home in 1979. At this time most of the painted surfaces which adorned the home were covered over but Mr. Simmons recalls seeing the room's original artwork as a visitor. To date, only one small section of the artwork is exposed. Mr. Simmons estimates that the artwork was created sometime between 1826-1840. The artist remains unknown.

Densmore Summer Residence

The Densmore's summer home, which features historical decoratively painted surfaces, was built by an unknown Loyalist man. The foundation is dated 1750 but it is believed that the remainder of the home was constructed sometime in the 1830s. The house features a hallway dressed with faux stone work and marbleization. Unfortunately, Mrs. Densmore wallpapered over the artwork in 1978.


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