Historic South End Halifax
Author: Peter McGuigan
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
The South End of Halifax is well known as the wealthy part of the peninsula. While it does hold private schools, country clubs, and some million-dollar houses, the area is much more diverse than its reputation. The history of the district- from its humble beginnings in 1749 as the “South Suburb” to its present popularity and illustrious image- is extensive. For instance, did you know that the South End was once known as Irishtown? Or that the famous author Oscar Wilde visited the South End?
Historic South End Halifax will undoubtedly expand your knowledge about this historically significant part of Halifax. It is divided into sections that highlight the many transformations of this district. The various incarnations of the industrial and military sectors of the South End are explored, demonstrating the importance of the port status of the city to the area’s development. Also, the roles of hospitals and universities in the South End’s story are detailed. Peter McGuigan also recounts the history of Point Pleasant and Francklyn parks and live theatre. Historic South End Halifax contains everything that you’ve ever wanted to know about the South End.
|ISBN associated with this title:||9781551096025|
|Published on||June 5 2007|
|Dimensions||9.25(in) x 6.5(in)|