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"J.W. Allison's House", Portland Street, Dartmouth

Gothic Revival buildings, 1840-1890, include the following characteristics:

- wood often board and batten, brick or stone
- 1 ½ to 2 ½ storeys with an ell or "L" shaped
- steeply pitched gable roof, with gingerbread carving or trim on the eaves
- wall dormers
- chimney at peak, decorative chimney pots
- centered or off-centre doorway, and symmetrical facade

Photographer: Notman Studio

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1983-310 no. 5398 / negative N-6894

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