Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Big House That could


Took this shot on Tuesday .
This house has had so many reincarnations since it was last
a private home in the early 1950's.

In the mid 70's it became part of the provincial parks systems
and is attached to the Lawrencetown Beach Park and Trail.

During the 80's in the summers, it was home for the lifeguards
that worked the beach.....they had the second floor
where my shop is now located.
They made houses back then which could endure anything!!

Presently it has under its roof all the shops/daycare listed on this sign.

It is a grand house which is turning into a local landmark.


22 comments:

  1. It must have been a wonderful house to live in, albeit rather exposed ! How old is it?

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    1. It was made in the late 40's, Frances. As you can imagine, it is rather expensive to heat in the winter.

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  2. That is a sign to be proud of, and what a grand home to live in, with a stunning view, that would change each day and with the seasons.

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    1. Back in the forties before this house was built, Jean, there was a church, hotel, a couple of houses and out buildings.....then a fire destroyed a few of those and this house was built. One is 'out in the elements' at this location.

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  3. I am glad it has turned into a landmark and can be loved and enjoyed such a gorgeous location too

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    1. That is exactly what the board of directors is hoping for, Kathy.

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  4. I have lots of relatives of the MacDonald name.
    Maybe someday, I'll get the chance to visit that place ...
    Great place to have your shop :)
    Great shot ...

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    1. Me too, Margie! My maternal grandmother was a MacDonald from eastern Prince Edward Island.
      Hey, we may be 'cousins'!!

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    2. Jim, my maternal grandmother was also a MacDonald
      Hey there cuz ...LOL

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  5. I just looked at all the posts that area still visible below and it has been so nice to feel a part of your world. I love the thought that you have a vintage shop. Are your cabinets, those that were so full of treasures, getting empty? You must have a wonderful view from up there.

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    1. Since May last year, Inger. A room became available in this house and I jumped at the chance! And, it's only 5 minutes from our house.
      Yes, I am selling things.....some things more quickly than others.....that is why I try to keep a diverse selection of things there.
      Slow time during the winter but people still venturing out to the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.
      Yes, the view is spectacular!

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  6. how fantastic is that, wow ...and thank you, Jim, I appreciate your advice very much!

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    1. Thanks Lorraine.
      Advice is good only if the receiver can use it and that it applies to them and their circumstance.

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    1. Pretty well covers everyone, eh Debra!

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  8. they sure knew how to build them in your neck of the woods. reminds me of my favorite movie....'the shipping news'. have you watched it?

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  9. Just add a cat house and you have everything!

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  10. It's a great house, I would have loved living there. You know me, interesting architecture, rocks, ocean, rocks...

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  11. Looks like a great place to have a shop. Do you get much traffic?

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