Nova Scotia Archives

Lunenburg by the Sea

Commercial and Public Buildings

In 1896 a local newspaper, the Lunenburg Argus (W.A. Letson, editor) produced a 'booster' publication titled Lunenburg by the Sea. A typical product of its time, the booklet promoted local businesses and fostered civic pride with lots of community photographs and its boast that Lunenburg "presents an attractive appearance with handsome public buildings, substantial residences, large and substantial warehouses and wharves." The compiler also noted that "there are many large retail stores whose plate-glass fronts and immense stocks evidence the enterprise and solidity of its business and the affluence of its citizens."

Lunenburg's past and present 'handsome' public buildings include the Post Office and Customs House (ca.1895; demolished in the 1950s), the first Lunenburg Courthouse (ca.1775), the Town Hall and Courthouse (1891-93), the Bank of Montreal building (1907) and the Masonic Temple (1923).

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Business Ledger, J.M. Anderson & Co., Grocers

Date: July - September, 1890

Reference: J.M. Anderson & Co. Business Ledgers Nova Scotia Archives MG 3 vol. 1847 p.95

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


Invoice, John Lindsay repairs Rectory, St. John's Church, Dufferin Street/Facture, epicerie Newtown, rue Dufferin

Date: 29 July 1887

Reference: Lunenburg: Churches: St. John's Rectory Repairs Nova Scotia Archives MG 100 vol. 180 p.6h

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


"King's Hotel"

Date: ca. 1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library VF vol. 135 no. 32

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


"J. Joseph Rudolph's Dry Goods Establishment"

Date: ca. 1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library VF vol. 135 no. 32

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


"O.A. Cossman, Dealer in Choice Groceries and Provisions"

Date: ca. 1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library VF vol. 135 no. 32

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


"W.A. Zwicker, Gents' Furnishing Emporium"

Date: ca. 1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library VF vol. 135 no. 32

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


"George W. Silver, Dry Goods"

Date: ca. 1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library VF vol. 135 no. 32

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


"S.A. Rounsefell, Drugs and Fancy Goods"

Date: ca. 1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library VF vol. 135 no. 32

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


"Peter H. Ross, Groceries, Provisions and Crockeryware"

Date: ca. 1896

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Library VF vol. 135 no. 32

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


Livery Stable

Date: ca. 1900

Reference: A. Silver Nova Scotia Archives no. 15

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


Miller's Restaurant

Date: ca. 1900

Reference: A. Silver Nova Scotia Archives no. 7

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


Berringer's Restaurant

Date: ca. 1900

Reference: Bailly Family Nova Scotia Archives 1985-562 no. 2 / negative FP/DN1429

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


Birch & Clark, Custom Tailors

Date: ca. 1900

Reference: Bailly Family Nova Scotia Archives 1985-562 no. 140 / negative FP/DN1434

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


Store interior, Lunenburg

Date: ca. 1900

Reference: Bailly Family Nova Scotia Archives 1985-562 no. 43 / negative FP/DN1375

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


Royal Bank of Canada under construction

Date: ca. 1906

Reference: A. Silver Nova Scotia Archives no. 8

Theme: Commercial and Public Buildings


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