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    • A view of the Easter Cove from the Wester Cove

    • Abandoned houses; Architecture, building and construction; Landscape; Towns;
    • On the east side of the wide river mouth, the Easter Cove has at times been quite removed from the Place. In the early years, there were a fair number of houses in the Easter Cove. However in 1962, rafting ice damaged the series of wooden bridges...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt G

    • Architecture, building and construction;
    • Transcript: ...in my time in the Battery... every couple of years there'd be a storm with seas rough enough to take out one wharf... you know, you'd get up in the morning and check, which wharf is gone... and you could see the debris floating in...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt L

    • Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; Houses; Landscape;
    • Transcript: What I would like is to see all single family residences in 20 years, and to have some of the existing fishing premises restored and maintained for public access... and what I would hate to see is all the existing houses removed, and...
    • Mike Ryan on Liars Bench

    • Benches; People;
    • Ryan sitting on Liars Bench in front of his house which he made himself. His inspiration for making this bench was his neighbor who, 17 years ago, had built one on his property. According to Mike, this bench is a tourist attraction for visitors to...
    • St. Philip's School

    • Buildings;
    • This is the remains of the school known as St. Philip's school which is located on the corner of Thorpes Road and Belbin Road. Some locals referred to it as the high school because it went from grades nine-eleven. This school was at least a hundred...
    • Stone Family House

    • Houses;
    • This house is located on Nice Lane. It is about 100 years old, and was once owned by a man named Roland Clarke. Roland Clarke was Bill Lamswood's grandfather. It is now owned by the Stone family.
    • Gary Codner's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of Gary Codner's house, located at 19 Harding's Hill. He moved into the house around 20 years ago. The house is about 160 years old, and although it looks new on the outside, the interior is well preserved. The original...
    • Josh Gladney's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior photograph of a house owned by Josh Gladney located on Portugal Cove Road. It was built by Mr. Dyke. It is currently being renovated into two apartments that will be rented. The house is over a hundred years old, but there was...
    • Jim Tucker's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior shot of Jim Tucker's house which is located on Old Broad Cove Road. This house was built by Edna Spurrell's grandparents and was where she grew up. It was later sold to Jim Tucker who now resides there with his wife. This house...
    • Bob O'Brien's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of Bob O'Brien's house, which is over 100 years old. It is located at 24 Belbin's Road. It's notable features include a mansard roof and a typical timber frame construction. It was previously owned by Davey Tucker. There was a...
    • Mrs. Somerton's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of Mrs. Somerton's childhood home which is located on Harding's Hill. It is over 100 years old. Her father bought the house after the Second World War. He ran a hardware store from the house which was called Somerton's Hardware...
    • Boyde Hiscock's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior photograph of Boyde Hiscock's house, located on Coady's Road. He has lived in this house his entire life. The house once belonged to Gus Squires, who owned the blacksmith shop. The house still has the original rock foundation...
    • Aunt Bridget Somerton's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of a house that once belonged to a woman named Bridget Somerton. It is located at the top of Harding's Hill and was the first house to be built on this street. It is over 150 years old. It used to be the rectory for the St....
    • Ed King's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of Ed King's house, located on West Point Road. The house is about 80 years old. He bought it from his brother and turned it into three one bedroom apartments.
    • Edna and Edgar Spurrell's House

    • Houses;
    • This is an exterior photograph of Edna and Edgar Spurrell's house which is located at 1 Lamswood Lane. The house was built between 1935 and 1938 by a carpenter named Reg Squires. The windows and doors have been replaced, and a patio has been added...
    • Bill Lamswood's House

    • Houses;
    • This house was built by Bill's father, also named William Edwin Lamswood, around 80 years ago. It is located at 7 Lamswood Lane. Bill Jr. added an extension in 1971 on the back of the house. He also added vinyl siding, new windows and a door in the...
    • Interior of Bill Lamswood's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of the interior of Bill Lamswood's house which is located at 7 Lamswood Lane. It is preserved incredibly well. Bill explained that his mother loved bright colors and he has kept the colors the same since her passing. This house...
    • Frank Brophy's House

    • Houses;
    • This is a photograph of Frank Brophy's house, which is located at 49 Beachy Cove Road. It was built in the mid 1800's by a man named John Lamey. John owned a great deal of property in Portugal Cove at this time and built many structures....

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