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Encyclopedia > Government House (Nova Scotia)

Government House in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. It is the oldest building used as an official residence in Canada today with construction begining in 1800. It's currently serves as the residence of Lieutenant Governor The Honourable Myra Freeman and her family. Government House is the name usually given to the residence of Governors-General, Governors and Lieutenant-Governors in the Commonwealth and the former British Empire. ... Please read first: This article is about the Nova Scotia community. ... // An official residence is the residence at which heads of state, heads of government, or other senior figures officially reside. ... British Governors of Nova Scotia from 1710 to Confederation Lieutenant-Governors of Nova Scotia post-Confederation Categories: Nova Scotia | Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia ... -1... Her Honour the Honourable Myra Freeman (born May 17, 1949) is a Canadian philanthropist, teacher, and the first female and Jewish Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. ...


History

Governor Sir John Wentworth ordered the construction of this Georgian mansion in 1800. The house was built out of Nova Scotian stone and timber with imported marble and mahogany. In its heyday, Government House was at the centre of Nova Scotia's political and social establishment. It served both as the administrative centre for the colony, and the main venue for high society functions. As power was gradually siphoned off from the office of Governor and placed in the House of Assembly, Government House's prominence decreased. John Wentworth (1671-1730), colonial Lt. ... -1... The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, located in Halifax. ...


It has continuously served as the official residence of the Governors and, later, Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia.


External Links

  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia: Government House

 
 

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