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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

About Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

A panorama of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg (2006 population: 2,317) is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia located at the western side of Mahone Bay on the province's South Shore on the North Atlantic. The town is approximately 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of the county boundary of the Halifax Regional Municipality, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. The approximate drive times to Lunenburg: 

Lunenburg Celebrates 260 Years

Lunenburg - June 8, 1753, may have been the date that the first of the Foreign Protestants stepped ashore on what is now Rous' Brook Park at the intersection of 248 Pelham Street and Ship Yard Road on the way to Blue Rocks. The foundation of the Town of Lunenburg, however, actually dates back to the fall of 1752, two months after Peregrine Thomas Hopson became governor of Nova Scotia.

1879 Bird's Eye View

This pictorial view of the Town was drawn by A. Ruger and shows most of the urban area as it was developed by 1879. Houses are shown in considerable detail and 27 building complexes are identified by name.

Lunenburg Map

Map showing part of Lunenburg Township with Town lots, CommonLands and farm lots

1890 Bird's Eye View

This pictorial view of the Town was drawn by Bollinger of Halifax and published by D.D. Currie of Moncton, N,B. It shows in considerable detail how the Town had developed by 1890, Many older houses had been renovated and added to with stylish dormers and towers and many new houses had been built in the eclectic, late Victorian style typical to Lunenburg, with projecting dormers, bold frontispieces, and ornate, bracketed trim around windows and doors.

How to Use this Inventory

How To Locate Yourself

The material in this in­ventory is arranged in the form of annotated block diagrams. Each page in the inventory represents one block in the Town or, where the block system becomes less defined, one general area.

The Block Diagrams are numbered #1 to #100 and proceed sequentially through the Town as shown on the Orientation Map on the facing page. On the Orientation Map the number in the middle of each block or area represents the page number where in­formation on that area can be found.