This collection of photographs was compiled by Kenneth D. Harris, the Chief Architect for the reconstruction. The images document the stages of construction as well as many of the workers who built the Habitation. The explanatory text included with the images is largely taken from Mr. Harris’ notes. Click on each picture to enlarge it.
A view looking north-east into the courtyard showing the Storehouse under construction.
Photograph taken October 5, 1939
Wooden staging was built while masons completed the stone chimney stacks.
Photograph taken September 5, 1939
Photograph taken on the occasion of the official transfer of the Habitation from Engineering and Construction Service to National Parks Bureau. (From L to R) Lt. Col. E.K. Eaton Honourary Superintendent at Fort Anne, K.D. Harris chief architect, A.E. Parker caretaker, C.B. Allen foreman of construction.
Photograph taken February 27, 1940
The Albert Parker house in Port Royal (Lower Granville). This house was removed from the site in 1970.
View of the community of Lower Granville with Goat Island in the background.
Photograph taken December 1, 1939