183 Lincoln Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
AVAILABLE AFTER 10 YEARS. Previous Dots & Loops space. This space retail location a huge showroom with an area for stock storage along with a private office to view the whole sales floor.
- Approximately 1,600 sq. ft.
- New energy efficient storefront with Argon gas
- Hardwood floors throughout
- Exposed brick chimney
- Central A/C heat pumps
- Original tin ceiling
- Original school house lights
- Private washroom
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KNICKLE STUDIO a/k/a Lewis A. Hirtle Photography Shop is valued as an example of commercial architecture dating from the early twentieth century, for its long use as a photography studio, and as an integral part of the Lincoln Street streetscape. Built in 1906, the building was used as a studio by Lewis Hirtle, a well known local photographer. Hirtle’s photographs are still recognized locally as he visually recorded much of turn-of-the-century Lunenburg. Except for a period during World War II, the shop continued as a photography studio until recently, first under ownership by Hirtle’s son Archibald, and then as Knickle Studio. Significantly, the owners of Knickle Studio also accumulated a large collection of Hirtle’s photos and displayed them at the shop. During the Second World War, the building was home to the Prince Olav Cafe, a restaurant whose name reflects the large Norwegian community that was situated in Lunenburg during the war years. Subsequently it became home to Johnny Knickle’s studio.
The storefront has not been substantially altered and detailed ornamental work around the doors, windows and eaves has been maintained. Along with many of its neighbouring storefronts like the UK shopfront installers, the streetscape provides an excellent illustration of how Lincoln Street’s business district looked at the height of its growth a century ago.
Souce: Heritage Designation File 66400-40-30, Town of Lunenburg.