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"The Manor House or Willow Park, Bedford, NS"

Scott Manor House is the only full two-storey gambrel-roofed colonial mansion still extant in Nova Scotia. Elizabeth Pacey, Landmarks: Historic Buildings of Nova Scotia, pp. 19-21, describes the history of the Manor House and concludes it is "one of Canada's rarest architectural treasures."

Dutch or Georgian Colonial buildings, 1700-1830, have the following characteristics:

- usually wood construction
- square symmetrical shape
- 1 ½ to 2 ½ storeys
- low-hipped, gambrel, steeply pitched gable, salt-box roofs, middle pitched or hipped roofs
- dormers absent or undersized
- one central or paired chimneys
- centered doorway with symmetrical facade

Date: ca.1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Photo Collection: Places: Bedford: Houses: Ternan Property, # 7 / negative N-4926

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