Affairs with Old Houses : Personal Stories About Perserving Heritage Houses in Nova Scotia. First Edition, Signed

By: LOTZ, Pat, (ed.)

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LOTZ, Pat, (ed.). Affairs with Old Houses : Personal Stories About Perserving Heritage Houses in Nova Scotia. (Halifax, Nova Scotia) : "Co-published by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and Nimbus Publishing Limited", (1999). First Edition. Pp. (10),[xi]-xii,[1]-195,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, maroon art-illustrated card covers, cream lettering to front and spine. Patricia Ann 'Pat' Lotz (b. October 20, 1930, Brighton, England - February 13, 2012, Halifax), writer, researcher, journalist. "Like all affairs of the heart, the decision to restore an old house is often a leap of faith. Beneath its many charms and possibilities lie the secrets of past owners and builders. Some, like the Loyalist fireplace hidden behind three layers of fire brick in the White-Irin house, are treasures; others, like the lead paint in the J.B. North House, are potential trageidies. However, according to the sixteen candid first-hand accounts presented here, when all is said and done (which it seldom is), the satisfaction and rewards of bringing an old house back to life is worth the time, money, and attention expended. This very readable andhighly enjoyable book chronicles the experiences of an eclectic selection of owners and houses around Nova Scotia, from Jim How's de Gannes House in Annapolis Royal to Stephen Townsend's 'Next Door to Leonard's' in Halfway Cove. Each owner had his or her reason for getting involved and each took a very different approach to the relationship. Affairs with Old Houses is a must for anyone contemplating an affair with an older house - the pitfalls are obvious and the solutions inspirational. It is also a must for the previously smitten and the never tempted, if for no other reason than to confirmwhat they already suspect - there is more to an affair with an old house t han meets the eye." - from the rear cover. Foreword by Lieuteneant-GovernorJ. James Kinley; Introduction by Pat Lotz. Contents: 1. Rhonda Kelly on th e Dickey House, Amherst; 2. Peggy Carson on 98 Water Street, Pictou; 3. Paul McCulloch on Stone House, Port Hood; 4. Elaine MacNeil on Grand Narrows Hotel, Cape Breton; 5. Stephen Townsend on "Next Door to Leonard's", HalfwayCove; 6. Philip L. Hartling on Stone House, Port Dufferin; 7. Hal Forbes o n 2031 Creighton Street, Halifax; 8. Robert Cram on Lennox Inn, Lunenburg; 9. Douglas Day on White-Irwin House, Shelburne; 10. Dianne Outhouse on Hiram's House, Tiverton; 11. Jim How on the de Gannes House, Annapolis Royal; 12. Daniel Price on the J.B. North House, Hantsport; 13. Margaret Martin andPat Lotz on Richmond Hill Farm, Windsor; 14. Roy Rhyno on Springhurst, Mai tland; 15. Pauline Carter on Dart-Carter House, Pleasant Valley; and 16. Paul Zann on Doggett House, Truro. Very good. With a signed inscription from the author. 25.00

Title: Affairs with Old Houses : Personal Stories About Perserving Heritage Houses in Nova Scotia. First Edition, Signed

Author Name: LOTZ, Pat, (ed.)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, NS, 1999, ISBN:1551092956:

Seller ID: 48429

Keywords: NOVA SCOTIA ARCHITECTURE RESTORATION CANADIAN ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION PRESERVATION HISTORIC BUILDINGS,