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Historic House Names of Nova Scotia

by Joseph M. A. Ballard

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Mount Uniacke, Acacia Grove, Winckworth, Saint's Rest, Spruce Tree Cottage. Ever wonder how Nova Scotia houses got their names? The better-known names are largely connected with prominent historical figures who resided in commodious homes with sprawling grounds, but the naming tradition was far more prevalent than that. In this book, the author explains that a "hurst" is a wooded eminence, a hillock, or a grove, and this suffix lends an air of nobility to a property—Springhurst in Maitland, Lindenhurst in Halifax, and the ubiquitous Elmhurst, which appears in various communities.

Named houses have a certain essence and vitality about them. Named or not, places do possess character—and putting a name to something that exhibits character makes sense on some level. Historic House Names of Nova Scotia provides a fascinating look at the house-naming tradition in Nova Scotia. What sorts of names did Bluenoses create, and what did the names mean? Author and historian Joe Ballard has amassed a wealth of historical information and photos on the subject.

About the Author
Joseph M. A. Ballard is a senior preservation consultant with the cultural resource firm Vineberg & Fulton Ltd. He has held key positions with a number of provincial heritage organizations and resides on an old farm just outside of Truro, N. S. with his wife Melanie.
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