Special Limited Edition Gift Coverlet

LIGHTHOUSE ROUTE COVERLET (click on coverlet for large size image)

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Price: $80.00 Plus shipping & Handling $10.00 Available at: Shelburne County Genealogical Society
PO Box 248
Shelburne NS B0T 1W0

Phone: 902-875-4299        
Fax: 902-875-3267                   gencentre@ns.sympatico.ca



Introducing Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route

This coverlet was commissioned by the Shelburne County Genealogical Society and created by Cornerstone Designs.

100% Cotton, two layer Jacquard woven. preshrunk, color fast and machine washable. Measuring approximately 50 x 70 inches. This coverlet showcases architectural designs along the Lighthouse Route of Nova Scotia.

1.       Queens County Court House – this classical wooden courthouse was constructed on Church Street in Liverpool in 1854. The wide fluted pillars with Doric capitals topped with a broad carved frieze and the triangular pediment resemble the stone temples of ancient Greece.

2.       Old Post Office – Located on Water Street. Shelburne’s old post office was built in 1908 of local grey granite. This three-storey building with the copper clad clock tower and mansard roof, the gothic gables and the Romanesque arches trimmed in contrasting granite are a distinctive landmark.

3.       Simeon Perkins house – Built in Liverpool in 1767, this was the Connecticut Style Home of pre-loyalist Simeon Perkins who kept detailed diaries chronicling family life and the history of the times from 1766 until his death in 1812.

4.       Stone Church, Clarks Harbour – the cornerstone for the stone church was laid on September 5, 1921 and work continued for the next ten years. Three feet thick granite blocks form the foundation. The walls are composed of rocks gathered form the local beaches and the shore of surrounding island.

5.       Hank Snow Home Town Museum – Liverpool’s restored Canadian National Railway Station houses the Hank Snow Home Town Museum.

6.       Capt. Elias and Adelaide Walters House – Capt. Elias Walters built this house on Tannery Road in Lunenburg in 1895 for his wife Adelaide and their family of twelve children. Their son, Angus became captain of the Schooner Bluenose. The home exemplifies the unique Lunenburg style with mansard roof, “Lunenburg bump” and detailed brackets.

7.       Henry Locke House – 1876. Overlooking Lockeport harbour, the Locke homestead is a fine example of Victorian architecture. This house one of five built by the descendants of Jonathan Locke, forms part of the provincially registered Locke Family Streetscape.

8.       Lordly House – built circa 1806 in Chester is a fine example of local Georgian architecture and features inset chimneys, two dormers and a central porched entranceway. It was the home of municipal clerks Charles Lordly and his son Edwin.

9.       Patrick McDonough House – This Georgian style home located on Dock Street in Shelburne was built before 1785. Note the molded corner boards, the granite block foundation very low to the ground and the “six over six” windows.

10.   Three Churches of Mahone Bay – gracing the head of Mahone Bay the image of the three churches reflecting off calm waters is one of the most photographed landmarks in Canada.
  St. James Anglican Church – This high Victorian Gothic Revival church with fine stained glass windows buttressed walls and mult-colored steeple was built in 1887.
  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church- erected in 1903 this house of worship replaced the original structure built in 1869 on land originally purchased for $64.
  Trinity United Church – complete in 1862. It was moved to its present location in 1925. The quarter mile move was accomplished in ten days at a cost of just under $1100.
  Seal Island Light Museum. A copy of the lighthouse built first on Seal Island in 1839. This reconstruction at Barrington is a fine example of early frame lighthouse construction and incorporates the original light beacon. Visitors can climb the stairs to see a spectacular view of Barrington Bay.

Price: $80.00 Plus shipping & Handling $10.00

Available at: Shelburne County Genealogical Society
PO Box 248, Shelburne NS B0T 1W0
Phone: 902-875-4299 Fax: 902-875-3267                  
e-mail: gencentre@ns.sympatico.ca