Keith Hall Halifax, NS
This building, originally constructed in 1863, was built as the home of Alexander Keith, Halifax's one-time mayor and the founder of the Alexander Keith's brewery. The brewery is located immediately to the rear of this grand town house. The project began with a comprehensive conservation report of the sandstone facade. The work involved the reconstruction of the moat walls, which were to be capped with new wrought iron railings. Once the facade conservation process had begun, it became evident that the masonry backup wall was unstable and consequently the entire sandstone facade had to be taken down and rebuilt. During the course of the rebuilding, each piece of sandstone was repaired or replaced as required. The image shows the condition of the building prior to conservation.
2014 Lieutenant Governor's Design Awards in Architecture