Archivist Jean MacKay and photographer John Clevett with one of the panels.

Summerside architecture

Elements featured on historic Water Street

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Culture Summerside has installed a new fifteen panel exhibit on downtown historic Water Street which features architectural elements of the city’s heritage district.

Walkers on the street have the opportunity to expand their knowledge on a variety of the city’s most prominent architectural elements through the photography of John Clevett and the research and writing of archivist Jean Mackay. Highlighted are such elements as balconies, towers, columns and roundhead windows, which each play their part in creating the beauty and charm of architectural structures. Each has a story of origins and purpose.

At the heart of the exhibition is Summerside’s Heritage District, which was designated by the City of Summerside in 2003 under the Summerside Heritage Conservation Bylaw, SS-20.

MacKay has also developed a fun interactive challenge for those that enjoy scavenger or treasure hunts. At the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street, or the MacNaught History Centre, 75 Spring Street, people can pick up a leaflet with images of the different features and take a walk through the historic district to try and find for themselves the locations of the captured architectural features.

The exhibition will stay in place until mid-October.

Info: Jean MacKay, 432-1332 or Sara Zilke, 432-1296

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