The oldest Home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

I tried to look up some information about this house, but Google sites named a number of places around town, and none gave the information I was looking for. Here in town, however, this house has the official designation, and another historic plaque as well. The house now sits right on the sidewalk of Montague street, on the edge of the shopping district. It's not as distinctive looking as the "newer" Victorian homes, but it should be included in the town tour. I have more views of the front & back of the house here http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/1530

Once more we had dinner with friends and we welcomed back our Australian friends, Enid & Gordon who've just arrived for the summer. Their son, Nigel, was along from his home in Dover, NH. And to give an idea of the international flavour of the gathering, our hosts are originally from Cape Town, South Africa, by way of Newfoundland.

Around here, we're known as CFAs...Come From Aways!
waw, it's very interesting, Louise..
wood construction house....exotic!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Louise, I love this. I truly adore the style of this old house. Makes me want to go inside.
posted June 5th, 2010  
the colors are amazing! love the bright red door! would love to see the inside!
posted June 5th, 2010  
8'D Oh, this is so pretty! I love this, Louise!!
posted June 5th, 2010  
You've been posting the most amazing things this summer...a trip to Lunenburg is now officially on my "bucket list"!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Between you and Suzie, I'm really thinking I need to visit Lunenburg sometime. Another beautiful picture, Louise.
posted June 5th, 2010  
Everyone knows where to find me now if there's a trip to Lunenburg in your future! I'll put on the coffee and tea!
posted June 5th, 2010  
I love the contrast f the red doors against the browns and whites of the rest of the buildings. I really like the perspective also.
posted June 5th, 2010  
What a beautiful and interesting place.I too like the perspective you captured Louise.
posted June 5th, 2010  
Won't be making it to Lunenburg this year, (at this point, anyway...), so I'll have to wait it out to share a bag of peanuts with you and the squirrels at Mile Square Park this fall.
posted June 5th, 2010  
With each photo...I want to visit Lunenburg even more. I've never really traveled that much but this is now one of the places I would love to visit someday.
posted June 5th, 2010  
I saw a commercial today from Cisco that featured Lunenburg! (I'm sure you've been told this already by many others as well!) But how cool! I simply found it ironic that I now know of this lovely place thanks to you! Otherwise it would have been another commercial I would have never paid attention to! And this sure is a lovely old home...Home there seem to be like a fine wine...they just get better with age!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Beautiful! I have a thing for doors, especially red ones.
posted June 5th, 2010  
This is very interesting, keeps me wondering what your next post would be. Thanks Louise for sharing this with us. Enjoy your weekend!
posted June 5th, 2010  
What character! I love it. :) Love seeing all your adventures while your in your home away from home.
posted June 5th, 2010  
WOW!!! So neat!! I would love to go there!!!
posted June 5th, 2010  
great shot! Getting to like Nova scotia even more.. you should be the tourist board rep!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Lovely little house & vibrant red colour, pretty amazing for a wooden structure to be so old!
posted June 5th, 2010  
I love the style of the house as well as the colours. It's got such character ... I agree with you, a house as old and interesting as this should be included in a town tour.
posted June 5th, 2010  
lovely house, the colours are so bold! looks like a very nice place to visit!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Beautiful colors and perspective by including the sign 1760! Wow! I had no idea!
posted June 5th, 2010  
I love this angle on the house. You have some other great shots in your album, but I think this one has the most character. Great work as always!
posted June 5th, 2010  
love that red door ...
posted June 5th, 2010  
great shot, I love how the red door pops out at ya!!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Thank you for sharing another wonderful piece of history!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Re: your comment on Kay's photo, about 5 monkey's jumping on the bed. Too Funny, because yesterday I sent her this link: http://365project.org/photomom2010/365/2010-06-03 and said it triggered an image of her boys jumping on the bed.
posted June 5th, 2010  
Again, more wonderful architecture. This is deceptively "cute" in the front then magnificent in the back. It reminds me of the homes in Pacific Palisades. From the front they look like cottages, but they are built on the hillside and the back of the house is usually 3-stories and mostly glass with a view all the way to the ocean.
posted June 5th, 2010  
Wow, this is a great shot. The red has such an impact!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Nice picture Louise. I like the colors on the building and the style of the writing on the plaque.
posted June 5th, 2010  
I love red doors. I have a thing about them. If my house wasn't blue, I'd have a red door on it.
posted June 5th, 2010  
I really love old homes. This is a very pretty house. I love the colors.
posted June 5th, 2010  
very pretty! i really love the color combination here.
posted June 5th, 2010  
Great perspective. Love the colors. Super jealous of you being in Nova Scotia!
posted June 5th, 2010  
I love the colours in this! So pretty :)
posted June 5th, 2010  
That's very interesting and love the look of this house.
posted June 5th, 2010  
Louise - I have 10 different color pallets on my IR camera. Yes it did cost a few bucks but I am getting my money's worth, not for it intended purpose, but for this project. I plan on using it more during the winter, or in cooler weather, to conduct heat efficiency surveys of houses. I bought it for my side business but have not had to opportunity to use it yet.
posted June 5th, 2010  
Love the colors on the house----pretty!! :)
posted June 5th, 2010  
i love the red and the white. And you always find the best signs and you work them into the photo so well. great photos!!
posted June 5th, 2010  
Nice house but it sure dont look that old Louise .. it must be good wood ..lol... great snap shot love the colours (o;
posted June 5th, 2010  
Night night. smoked salmon was really good and guests are well accustomed to me taking photographs.... I was with them in their house in Turkey! Lots of food pictures.
posted June 5th, 2010  
yes Louise, re your comment, working downtown does give me the opportunity to take photos of some amazing sculptures and buildings. one thing that's definitely missing living in the "burb" :)
posted June 6th, 2010  
I just love this quaint little place! The colours, and the chipping paint on the door. Red and white and grey are so effective, aren't they.

A little heads up just for you, My Friend....
In a round about way, I have managed to post a pic or 2 of Kyle today, who really hates it when I take his picture, which I have to respect...and why I haven't posted one, thus far.
I hope he forgives me this one! ;-)
posted June 6th, 2010  
OH, I so get the fridge magnet story!
That's all that my kids bring me back, from their travels!
But I have to admit that I have tucked most of them away recently ( but close by, in the cupboard beside the fridge, or stuck on the side which you can't see ), because my favourites seemed to always fall off and break.
Kelsey and I discovered for some reason that magnets in Europe and magnets in North America are not quite the same. Stronger magnetic pulls in one place over the other, perhaps? I don't know.
But what's funny, is that when we met Ian's parents for the first time at THIER home in England, they had a fridge covered in magnets, too.
So, there you go.
We should start a club! ;-)
Anyway...further confession...those pics are actually taped on, so they won't fall. Hee
posted June 6th, 2010  
Oh yes...and you have me very curious about your next photo! :-)

I shall leave now and let someone ELSE reply.
posted June 6th, 2010  
Red doors are my favorite.
posted June 6th, 2010  
Looks like I'm following you around the site again tonight. I'm not stalking you...promise. You're just seem to be quicker on the draw than me.
posted June 6th, 2010  
Great photo!
posted June 6th, 2010  
I think Lunenburg should pay you money because you are doing such a good advertisement. Soon there will be some hundreds of photographers taking pictures of sights and people's homes:)
Was this house owned by Germans? I was just wondering as the "Ältestes Haus" is German. Maybe immigrants.
Wonderful pic. I really love to see photos of this beautiful town.
posted June 6th, 2010  
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