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Government House - Halifax

Government House - Halifax

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Government House - Halifax

Government House was built between 1800-1805 and is the official residence of the Queen’s representative in the Province, the Lieutenant Governor.  It surely ranks as one of North America’s finest Georgian mansions and owes its existence to the taste and ambition of John and Frances Wentworth, former governor of New Hampshire. Staying loyal to the British during the American Revolution he was rewarded with governorship of Nova Scotia. The overall architectural style of Government House is Georgian – popular in England and the colonies between 1720 and 1840. The manor features classic Georgian design elements such as symmetrical windows, hipped rooflines and chimneys on either side of the home. These are telltale characteristics of Georgian design. In the course of building Government House, nearly all construction materials were assembled from across Nova Scotia. It was – and remains – a true, ceremonial home for Nova Scotia, built by Nova Scotians, for Nova Scotians.

Original Pen and Ink on archival paper. Double matted and framed to 13 ½” x 17 ½”

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