Collins Conservation District Tour

Record #: YAR0106
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2020
Last Full Update: 01 Mar 2020


Located In Yarmouth (town)
Where To Find Us
Yarmouth, NS
Areas Served Yarmouth County

Description & Services

Information The Collins Heritage Conservation District is outstanding in that, in the space of a few blocks, there are houses of the early 19th century and of the late 19th century. 
The early houses tend to be modest but well built. The later houses were built in an era of economic well being and show very strong Victorian influence. 
Those houses built around 1890 are, for the most part, Queen Anne Revival. It would seem that the Willow to Clements portion of Collins Street was much like today's subdivision. Add to this the fact that all of the men who had these houses built were "sort-of" rivals on land and/or sea, there was a good bit of "one-upmanship" carried out. 
The citizens of Yarmouth are fortunate that these houses have suffered little at the hands of time, and that there have been people who were willing to take on the task of restoring them to their former glory. 
To those people we "Thank You!" 
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