Designating heritage buildings : an evaluation of the designation criteria for the Halifax Regional Municipality

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dc.contributor.advisor Erickson, Paul A.
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Bishop-Greene, Colette M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-05T19:17:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-05T19:17:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other NA109 C2 B57 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/24038
dc.description ix, 168 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 105-117).
dc.description.abstract There are over 400 municipally designated heritage buildings in the Halifax Regional Municipality. These buildings have been evaluated using a set of predetermined criteria created to measure a building's historical and architectural worth. This thesis evaluates these designation criteria for municipal heritage buildings and discusses both their benefits and their disadvantages, as well as the important questions that they raise. The criteria heavily focus on a building's architectural value rather than its historical context and importance. Although the criteria help ensure the preservation of architecturally rare and old buildings, there are few examples of vernacular architecture listed in the Registry of Heritage Properties. This results in an underrepresentation of vernacular architecture in the record of our built heritage, as well as the history of the Municipality as a whole. To further illustrate this issue, an architecturally vernacular building, Robinson's Livery and Stables, is evaluated using the criteria. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc NA109.C2
dc.subject.lcsh Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax Regional Municipality
dc.subject.lcsh Historic buildings -- Law and legislation -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax Regional Municipality
dc.subject.lcsh Halifax Regional Municipality (N.S.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Conservation and restoration
dc.title Designating heritage buildings : an evaluation of the designation criteria for the Halifax Regional Municipality en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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