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Observation Tower, Halifax Town Hall, 1942

OBSERVATION TOWER For those who don’t know about this “tower” it was added to the roof of the Town Hall in 1942 during the Second World War. As the name implies it was built so that town residents could take turns watching for enemy planes. There was a vote at the March 1942 Town Meeting to instruct the Town Clerk ...

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Standish Manor in Halifax

Standish Manor or “The Meadows,” consisted of a modernized farmhouse, with about 700 acres of land. On this land were three farmhouses with outbuildings for the farmers. The main structure was a square old-fashioned mansion. Considerable extensions had been added making an attractive home with twenty-five rooms, five tiled bathrooms, one servant’s bathroom and two toilet rooms, with all the ...

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