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Built Heritage Resource Guide

"Oakmount", Bedford, N.S.

"Oakmount" was built as a summer home for Nicholas H. Meagher, Halifax, in the 1870s. 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, centred or off centre doorway, and symmetrical facade.

Date: 1958

Photographer: E.G.L. Wetmore

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Photo Collection: Places: Bedford: Houses: Oakmount

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