An Inventory of Historical Buildings

LUNENBURG: An Inventory of Historical Buildings with Photographs and Historical and Architectural Notes

An Inventory of Historical Buildings with Photographs and Historical and Architectural Notes

The February 1984 Second Edition

Originally published June 1984 by the Town of Lunenburg

This original content was initially researched and its publishing managed by a then Lunenburg resident, William (Bill) Plaskett, as a project for the Lunenburg County District Planning Commission on behalf of the Town of Lunenburg Heritage Advisory Committee with the financial assistance of the Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Recreation, and Fitness. This book was originally published as a large (10 ½” X 14 ½") paperback for coffee tables. In this format it was somewhat complicated to use and physically inconvenient to use unless sitting at a desk.

The Current Enhanced Digital Edition July 2016

Realizing the immense historical value of this original book, the Society, working with other ancestral and heritage sensitive residents, property owners, non-profit organizations, and businesses have developed this not-for-profit community based project to digitized this valuable information for our residents AND visitors, both online and/or in-person

Our primary goal for this digital edition is to create a more convenient and lasting digital vehicle for property owners to:

  • share their additional interesting and valuable building histories.
  • update information reflecting renovations/improvements sensitive to the Town’s built heritage utilizing modern construction materials and techniques while meeting Town and national building codes.

Additionally, it is also hoped that this not-for-profit local business supported visitor development resource will become an additional source of financial support for the Lunenburg Board of Trade in their continued protection and promotion of Town's Foreign Protestants heritage while supporting the South Shore Genealogical Society and Lunenburg Heritage Society…the keepers and protectors of our heritage!

Finally, for potential ancestral and heritage sensitive visitors to Canada, we hope during their online pre-trip planning activities that our digital resources will better help identify those historical buildings and sites of interest and help motivate them to visit South Shore Nova Scotia SOON and/or also LATER for Canada's 150 Anniversary of Confederation (July 2017)

Upon arrival in Lunenburg, our visitors will then better enjoy our Museum Without Walls experience when using our FREE Self-Guided Walks system in conjunction with the Town’s Pedestrian Wayfinding Signage system and its Historical Interpretive Panels Trail. Connection via the Town’s WiFi and/or cell data plans when used in the landscape mode for smartphones or digital pads can also supplement the current other engaging in-person methods for exploring the Town.