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Little Dutch Church 1895 (HALIFAX)


The Little Dutch (Deutsch) Church is the second oldest building in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after St. Paul’s evangelical Anglican church. The church was built for the Foreign Protestants who first landed in Halifax starting in 1749 before then later in 1753 being transported by ships sailing to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was adapted as a church in 1756 and consecrated in 1760. It is the oldest known surviving church in Canada associated with the German-Canadian Community. Nearly 60% of all the original Foreign Protestants were German.