Historic South End Halifax
Description:The South End of Halifax is well known as the wealthy part of the peninsula. While it does hold private schools, country clubs, and some million-dollar houses, the area is much more diverse than its reputation. The history of the districtÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌÒfrom its humble beginnings in 1749 as the ÌÎÌ_?South SuburbÌÎÌ_ÌÎ? to its present popularity and illustrious image is extensive. For instance, did you know that the South End was once known as Irishtown? Or that the famous author Oscar Wilde visited the South End? Historic South End Halifax will undoubtedly expand your knowledge about this historically significant part of Halifax. It is divided into sections that highlight the many transformations of this district. The various incarnations of the industrial and military sectors of the South End are explored, demonstrating the importance of the port status of the city to the are‰ÛÁÌ_?s development. Also, the roles of hospitals and universities in the South EndÌ_å«s story are detailed. Peter McGuigan also recounts the history of Point Pleasant and Francklyn parks and live theatre. Historic South End Halifax contains everything that youÌ_å«ve ever wanted to know about the South End.
Peter McGuigan graduated from Dalhousie with a BSc and from Saint MaryÌ_å«s with an MA in Atlantic Canada Studies. He writes a regular column, called
Looking Back, about the history of the South End for Southender magazine, and used to write a heritage column for the Chronicle Herald. Peter grew up in the South End, and continues to live there today.