The Henry House Pub And Restaurant

at 1222 Barrington Street, Halifax, B3J 1Y4 Canada

<p><b>Henry House</b> is a two-and-a-half-storey stone <a href="/pages/w/104107852959114">house</a> located on <a href="/pages/w/115712041773709">Barrington Street</a> in the <a href="/pages/w/104010186303124">Halifax Regional Municipality</a>, <a href="/pages/w/105576699476245">Nova Scotia</a>, <a href="/pages/w/107480665948163">Canada</a>. The house is designated a <a href="/pages/w/102296136490423">National Historic Site of Canada</a>, and is both a Provincially Registered Property and a Municipally Registered Property under the provincial <a href="/pages/w/580553811977114">Heritage Property Act</a>.</p><h2>History</h2><p>The house was built in 1834 for John Metlez, a well-known Halifax mason and landowner. The house is primarily known for its association with <a href="/pages/w/107570492605565">William Alexander Henry</a>, a prominent native of Halifax who resided in the house with his family from 1854-1864. Henry was a <a href="/pages/w/132832576754532">Father of Confederation</a>, a co-author of the <a href="/pages/w/134368979929565">British North America Act</a>, a provincial <a href="/pages/w/104044869630627">Attorney General</a>,a <a href="/pages/w/179006148831000">Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly</a>, a <a href="/pages/w/135892976441284">Mayor of Halifax</a> and the first Nova Scotian to serve as a justice of the <a href="/pages/w/116570538353468">Supreme Court of Canada</a>.</p><p>Since 1968, the house has been used for restaurant uses. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1969.</p><h2>Architecture</h2><p>Henry House has a <a href="/pages/w/109587062401049">gable roof</a>, and has <a href="/pages/w/110246065665612">ashlar</a> <a href="/pages/w/108248175866352">granite</a> facades with <a href="/pages/w/105962896102506">ironstone</a> on the gable ends. The architecture is generally representative of a typical style used in early 19th-century <a href="/pages/w/128829317159475">British North America</a> for elite residences. In particular, it is an excellent example of the Halifax House style, a design brought to Nova Scotia by <a href="/pages/w/134934569871453">Scottish</a> masons and characterized by three <a href="/pages/w/135428949825121">bays</a> and a side hall plan.</p>

The Henry House Pub And Restaurant
1222 Barrington Street
Halifax , NS B3J 1Y4
Contact Phone
P: 902.423.5660

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