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The new library: public archives 

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A sample of photos from the Halifax and Nova Scotia archives. Thanks to Susan McClure (HRM archivist) and Lauren Oostveen (project coordinator, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management) for selecting and providing context for these images.
Dr. G.L. Sinclair (NSARM)
According to NS Archives' Lauren Oostveen, this is a photo of Halifax Police Court & City Hall (formerly Exchange Coffee House), City Market House (built 1851 or '58) and Market Square, at corner of Bedford Row and George St., taken on a Saturday morning, July 1886. "The Halifax Police Court and City Hall was built in 1810 as the County Court House; the court occupied the main floor, with the Exchange Coffee House on the first and attic floors."
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