VIEW-7603 | Admiralty House, Halifax, NS, about 1900

 
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Admiralty House, Halifax, NS, about 1900
Halifax Notman Studio
About 1900, 19th century or 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-7603
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History

Admiralty House in Halifax, originally the residence of the admiral of the (British) Royal Navy's Atlantic Fleet, was the scene of many formal events where proper young ladies could meet and socialize with young naval officers. Of course, the young ladies in attendance were always chaperoned by their mothers or other female relatives entrusted with making sure that all the proprieties were observed.

  • What

    Admiralty House was the home of the British naval admiral stationed at Halifax.

  • Where

    Admiralty House, now used as the Maritime Command Museum, is located on Gottingen Street in the north end of Halifax at the Stadacona Naval Base.

  • When

    Admiralty House was built between 1815 and 1818.

  • Who

    Invitations to Admiralty House were almost as eagerly sought by members of the social elite as were invitations to Government House.