Friday, September 3, 2010

Nova Scotia National Historic Site #10: Henry House

For twenty years this ironstone and granite residence on Barrington Street was the home of William A. Henry, a Father of Confederation, and a former Attorney General of Nova Scotia and Mayor of Halifax, and an original Judge on the Supreme Court of Canada from its inception in 1875 until his death in 1888. The masonry of the gable wall and the surrounds of the windows are Scottish in character, and are representative of the style of many Halifax residences of the early 19th century.

Now Henry House is an excellent pub, with the Best Fishcakes and Best Pub Food according to the readers of The Coast in a 2009 poll. Interestingly, it is also the very first place I ever ate when I came to Halifax back in May, during my cross-Canada adventures. I had some kind of three meat meat-loaf dish, the name of which I unfortunately cannot remember, and it was excellent. It is located across from the HI Hostel, and only a block away from the VIA Rail train station for your travelling convenience.

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