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Port-Royal National Historic Site of Canada


Introduction    A Taste of History    Hard Times for the Colonists    Port-Royal: A Landmark of Preservation


Port-Royal: A Landmark of Preservation

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Captions above: 
(left) "The storehouse loft showing tie-beams and roof trusses and walls “en colombage” (half-timber construction technique)"
(right) "Hauling up a roof truss at north end of west building"

All told, the original Habitation at Port-Royal survived for eight years. The Canadian government rebuilt the Habitation at Port-Royal in 1939-40 after much lobbying and research by several dedicated preservationists. Summer resident Harriette Taber Richardson of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Loftus Morton Fortier, the first Honourary Superintendent of Fort Anne and President of the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal; and Colonel E.K. Eaton were the most prominent lobbyists. Today the Habitation not only commemorates historic events of the distant past but also is itself a landmark in Canada’s preservation movement.

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