Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk
The Halifax Urban Greenway Association has installed the first interpretative panels of the Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk. The Heritage Walk will feature the history of the neighbourhoods in the Southend and Northwest Arm and West End districts along the Greenway route. The four panels cover stories of the past along the phase one Beaufort Avenue section of the Greenway.
Halifax Ocean Terminals Rail Cut: The Destruction of a Way of Life
The first, next to the trailhead at South Street, paints the scene of the excavation of the railcut a century ago:
Oakland Road Dock and the Northwest Arm Ferries: The Dying Off of a Beloved Institution
The second, at the corner of Beaufort Avenue and Oakland Road, remembers the ferry that crossed the Arm from the foot of Oakland Road until the 1960s:
The Oaklands (Cunard) Estate: The Fall of a Great House
The third, just south of the end of Regina Terrace, highlights the nineteenth century Cunard Family estate called “Oaklands”:
Marlborough Woods Subdivision & Waterfront Park: The Failure of a Dream
Finally, the fourth panel at the Marlborough Woods rail bridge recalls the future Halifax MP and Prime Minister Robert Borden's highly ambitious Marlborough Woods Subdivision project at the beginning of the twentieth century:
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Thanks to all who contributed to the Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk project: