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Old Posted Jun 20, 2019, 3:31 AM
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I thought this post about "dumbing down" heritage was interesting too:

He talks about this site, Admiralty House. This was built in the 1810's and was the official residence of the admiral commanding the British Navy in North America.


He took this picture in the 70's, back when the gate was crumbling but still maybe original:

The gate was in a poor state of repair. Unfortunately, they rebuilt the masonry with simpler posts. At some point somebody also planted trees that obscure the building. There's a balance to be struck with greenery; more isn't always better. They didn't rebuild the lantern.

They did rebuild a similar carriage lantern at Province House. Hopefully Admiralty House will one day have its lantern restored too.

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