I grew up in Halifax, but I have only been back there twice since 2001. Hence, I do not have very many photographs for this collection.


This Spryfield building was originally the Bible Baptist Church. At some point in the 1990s, it became the Open Door Community Church.

The building was not always this ugly shade of yellow; it used to be painted white. (These photographs were taken in April 2005.)

St. Paul's Church

Built in 1750, it is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Halifax.

Dalhousie University:

Arts and Administration (A&A) Building

This building was built ca. 1951.

Faculty Club

This building was originally built for the Law School.

Law School

This building used to be six stories in height until the disastrous fire in September 1985 that destroyed the original library.

Killam Library

This building houses the main campus library. It was built in the early 1970s.


I lived in this house on Dutch Village Road in Fairview for almost 30 years.


Halifax Skyline

Looking towards the harbour from the Downtown Prince George Hotel. St. Paul's Church is visible on the extreme right edge of the photograph. The Provincial Legislature and the very top of the Dominion Building can be seen in the background.

Town Clock

Looking towards the harbour from the top of Citadel Hill.

Main Gate of the Public Gardens

The gardens were established in 1841; this gate was installed in 1890.

Lord Nelson Hotel

The hotel opened in 1928, and it was massively rennovated in the late 1990s.

Old Eaton's Store

Entrance detail (Mumford Road side); this building dates from ca. 1962. It became a Sears store, ca. 2000.

This file is part of my Canadian Architectural Photographs collection.

Please direct all comments, suggestions, and additions to me at jhd@interbaun.com.

Last Modified: July 20, 2017