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Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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ORIGINAL Pen & Ink   9.5" x 13"       Framed. 16 x 19.   


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Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Government House was built between 1800-1805 and is the official residence of the Queen’s representative to the Province, the Lieutenant Governor.  Government House surely ranks as one of North America’s finest Georgian mansions and owes it existence to the taste and ambition of John and Frances Wentworth.  John Wentworth had been the third of his family to preside as governor of New Hampshire.  Fuelled b the embarrassment of their rude expulsion from New Hampshire during the American Revolution, the Wentworths were not inclined to make any subsequent  “sacrifices” for their loyalty to the crown.  A lengthy hob-knobbing sojourn in England while war raged in the Colonies also did nothing to dampen the Wentworths’ appetite for the finer things in life.  With his appointment as Governor of Nova Scotia in 1792, the Governor and His Lady began immediately to lobby for better digs in the rustic capital Halifax.  In time Governor Wentworth was able to divert the money and land slated for the construction of a new legislative building to raise his own residence.  Alas however, John and Frances were only able to enjoy a couple years tenancy before his recall in 1808.