Nova Scotia Archives

Built Heritage Resource Guide

"Former Residence of Dr. Thomas Beamish Akins, Historian, 285 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS"


T.B. Akins’s house at 2151 Brunswick Street is Halifax’s oldest dwelling according to Elizabeth Pacey, Historic Halifax, 1988.

Akins Cottage was built by shipwright Winkworth Norwood in the 1790s. Note the change in civic numbers---285 Brunswick Street in 1936 and 2151 Brunswick Street after re-numbering in the early 1960s.

Date: 18 May 1936

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Photo Collection: Places: Halifax: Houses: T.B. Akins

Negative no.: N-4261