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Municipality to unveil Historic Schmidtville signage

Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to join Deputy Mayor Lorelei Nicoll and the Friends of Schmidtville at a ceremony tomorrow to officially unveil new interpretative panels and way finding signage for Historic Schmidtville.

When: Friday, June 12, 2 p.m.

Where: Halifax Central Library, South Plaza (corner of Clyde Street and Queen Street)

The municipality has installed two interpretative panels that provide background information on the historic significance of the area, as well as blades on top of street name signs delineating the Historic Schmidtville neighbourhood along Morris Street, Brenton Street, Dresden Row, Birmingham Street and Clyde Street.

Schmidtville is the fourth cultural district in Halifax to be denoted as such with on street signage. Historic Irishtown, the Hydrostone Neighbourhood and the Westmount Neighbourhood were declared important cultural districts, with similar signage recently installed.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is also in the process of establishing Schmidtville as a Heritage Conservation District, as enabled by the provincial Heritage Property Act. For more information on this initiative, visit http://shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/schmidtville.

Source: Release

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