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"Old Prescott House, Starr's Point, Kings County, NS"

Charles and Hannah Prescott began their brick Georgian mansion at Starr's Point in 1799; they named their home "Acadia Grove". One of Charles Prescott's brothers was Halifax's first commercial brickmaker, so they set up a brick-making operation in a nearby lot which became known as "brick-yard field."

Palladian Architecture in Canada buildings have the following characteristics, 1749-1830:

- wood, brick, or stone construction
- 1 ½ to 2 storeys
- low hip, low pitched or gable roofs
- dormers absent or undersized usually on the four facades of the roof
- wide chimneys often placed discreetly at rear, end wall chimneys
- centered doorway, fanlight, and symmetrical facades with polygonal or bow windows.

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference: Clara Dennis Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1981-541 no. 407

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