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Mining built #NovaScotia!
The old #BankofMontreal building in Sydney was built 1900-01 of sandstone from Wallace, the area that provided stone for so many historic buildings like our legislature and parts of Ottawa's parliament buildings.
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The bank was built because of the economic boom that occurred in #Sydney in that era. Large steel plants located in Sydney, fed by nearby #coal mines, made Sydney a hub of commercial and industrial activity.
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The building was designed by renowned architect Sir Andrew Taylor of Taylor and Gordon. Its Palladian windows, copper dome, columns, and pediments combine to make a striking building. It’s one of the best examples of commercial Neo-classic architecture in NS.
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Finding replacement stone for heritage buildings renovations can be complicated! Check out this example – the beautiful #Halifax Armoury!

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The #Halifax Armoury was built from 1895-99 of red sandstone, part of a federal government initiative in the late 1800s to build militia practice, training and recruitment centres in cities across Canada.
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Soldiers would amalgamate at the Armoury (sometimes called Armouries) before departing by ship for the Boer War and both World Wars. The Armoury has served as home to the Princess Louise Fusiliers and the Halifax Rifles of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps...
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Nova Scotia #salt saved lives this winter – all our road salt comes from the #Pugwash salt mine. With snowstorms now over (we hope!), here’s a history of salt mining in #NovaScotia!
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327-342 million years ago, global sea levels rose and fell many times. This repeatedly flooded #NovaScotia with what we call the Windsor Sea. #NS was near the equator at the time so the sea also evaporated repeatedly in the heat.
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The evaporation of sea water left deposits of successive layers of salt. This process was repeated for millions of years until the original salt beds were far below earth’s surface. Subterranean pressures and heat compressed the salt into #NovaScotia’s huge rock #salt deposits. Image
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