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Angela Carlsen - Fine Art and Architectural Photographer

Check out Angela Carlsen's excellent photography site, where you will find photos of the abandoned QEH and Halifax Infirmary, and much more.

Africville Revisited

Shunpiking article on Africville - a good overview of what happened, by Spencer Osberg

Africville - The Spirit Lives On

An excellent website on the history and legacy of this community.  Includes pictures, videos, related links, timeline and more.

Africville Video and Audio Clips

From the CBC Archives Site - this site is well worth a visit for those interested in learning more about the history of Africville.

Archaeology in Nova Scotia Home Page

Of particular interest for Halifax History enthusiasts - go to Archeological sites and choose #7, which pertains to the Central Trust Site, and Ceramics from the Eighteenth Century

Armdale Yacht Club History

A historical account of the second oldest yacht club in Nova Scotia.

Atlantic Planners Institute - Urban Design in the Atlantic Provinces

This is a great site that includes a historical overview of urban structures in Halifax, as well great information about the planning issues and development of the Hydrostone district.

Bryan Keddy's Halifax Site

Includes some great photos, ships' passenger lists, merchants list, and links.

Canada Death Penalty Index - Nova Scotia - a list detailing executions in Halifax and elsewhere in Nova Scotia, 1749 to 1937.

Canadian Heritage Pictures/Illustrations of Halifax

A dozen illustrations/photographs of this fine city (includes photo of HMCS Niobe and troops returning from Europe, 1945).

CBHT History

A brief textual history of CBC television in Halifax

Closed Canadian Parks

Scroll down to Halifax to read the fascinating story of  Down's Zoological Gardens, Woolnough's Pleasure Grounds and  Findlay's Pleasure Grounds

[Dalhousie] The Buildings of Dalhousie University - An Illustrated History - The title says it all - includes chronology and aerial photos.

Dusan Kadlec

Dusan Kadlec has painted, among other great works, some amazing scenes of early Halifax. 

Eastern Passage, Cow Bay Genealogy

Contains brief history information on McNab's, Lawlor and Devil's Islands.

Friends of McNabs Island Society

Another excellent resource that outlines the history of the island and the activities of this non-profit society.

Friends of the Public Gardens

This site includes a brief history and a couple of photos of this Halifax icon.

Gay Halifax History Project

Halifax history from a G/L/B/T  perspective

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

As a pictorial resource for Halifax history, this resource is fantastic. This site is part of Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management's "Virtual Archives".  Other "must-see" collections are the Notman Studio Collection, the Buckley Family Fonds and the J.A. Irvine Fonds.

The Halifax Armouries

A brief but interesting history of this distinctive local landmark.

Halifax -  City of Sorrow - An article on the "Titanic and Other White Star Ships" website that chronicles one visitor's thoughts upon visiting the gravesites of Titanic victims buried in Halifax cemeteries.

Halifax County GenWeb

A great staring point for a vast amount of local history and genealogy information, including the Hewitt Histories

Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission Site

Contains facts and pictures regarding the MacDonald and MacKay bridges, including historical information.

Halifax Explosion - CBC Site 

In connection with the miniseries (Shattered City) on the subject, the CBC has put together an excellent website on the topic.  Contains pictures, excellent graphics and interactive features

Halifax Explosion - University of Virginia Website

From the Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia.

The Other Halifax Explosion

A website with fantastic and very rarely seen pictures of the aftermath of the 1945 Bedford Magazine Explosion.  

Halifax Movie Theatres

Do you remember the Garrick, the Gaiety or the Family Theatres?  How about the Hyland Theatre?  This is a great list of Halifax movie theatres, past and present.

Halifax Professional Firefighters

This site includes some historical pictures, a memorial to firefighters lost on duty and a Halifax explosion section.

Heritage - Halifax Regional Municipality

The Halifax Regional Municipality's own Heritage page. Has links to further information on the Halifax Explosion, Halifax and the Titanic among other things.

Heritage Properties in Halifax/Dartmouth

A listing of these properties (some with pictures)

Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia: Preserving Nova Scotia's Built Heritage

Founded in 1959, the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia is "dedicated to promoting, to the community and all levels of government, the value of historic preservation".

History of Hope Cottage

Located in what was referred to in the early years of Halifax as the "North Suburbs"; this page gives a brief yet interesting history of this property.

Mainland South Heritage Society

News & events, publications information, census data, etc.

Maritime Command Museum

Great info about the museum itself (Admiralty House) as well as topics such as military uniforms, naval ships, Battle of the Atlantic and WW II convoys.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

A great museum website - be sure to check out the Events & Programs

North End Halifax Photo Gallery

Found on PBase - a very impressive collection of photographs of some older and interesting architecture in the city

Nova Scotia History Index

An extensive resource for Nova Scotia history, with material and pictures on site, as well as links to other resources. See also the related site Nova Scotia's Electronic Attic.

Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society

Of particular interest in terms of Halifax history, the George's Island lighthouse

Our Architectural Past

This site is a great resource, with pictures of Halifax's treasures, including The Twelve Apostles, Collins' Bank and Warehouse and the Halifax Club. [Note-this site has unfortunately been removed from the internet-but is anything ever really removed from the internet?  You can find vestiges of this site by going to the "Wayback Machine" and entering "", then hit the "take me back" button.] 

Panoramic Map of Halifax (1879)

From the USA Library of Congress website, this is a fully "zoomable" map of Halifax as it was in 1879. To get to the map, under Canadian Provinces, click Nova Scotia.

Point Pleasant Park - A Walking Tour of Rocks, Minerals and Landforms

A very interesting natural history of this great park, as well as a brief history from the military perspective

Regional Firefighters Interpretation Center

Site includes photo gallery, fire pictures, Halifax Explosion related pictures

YWCA History

History of the YWCA and its building in Halifax






St. Joseph's (RC)

St. George's Round Church






Oxford School

Fairview Heights Elementary School History
See also this related web page regarding Titus Smith School.

Saint Mary's School

Rockingstone Heights

Ecole Rockingham School



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