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Romkey House, Lunenburg, NS

The gambrel-roof Romkey House, built in 1783, is reputed to be the oldest house in Lunenburg. The house served as the Customs Office for Lunenburg in the late nineteenth century.

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: 1958

Photographer: E.G.L. Wetmore

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Photo Collection: Places: Lunenburg: Houses: Romkey House

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