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Built Heritage Resource Guide

Family in Front of House, Guysborough, NS

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

Date: [ca. 1900]

Photographer: William H. Buckley

Reference: Buckley family Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1985-386 no. 256 / negative N-8765

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