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Gorsebrook, Former Home of the Hon. Enos Collins, Tower Road, Halifax

Picturesque buildings, 1790-1840, include the following characteristics:

- wood, brick construction
- 1 ½ to 2 storey with hip or pitched roofs, dormers absent - 1/4 inset chimneys discreetly placed
- central doorway, rectangular transoms and sidelights, symmetrical side lights, French or bow windows, verandahs or open porches

In this architectural movement the landscape is more important than the architecture. Design of the building are found in the suburbs of towns and cities.

Date: ca. 1950s

Photographer: Robert Norwood

Reference: Robert Norwood Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-480 no. 385 / negative N-7139

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