September 16, 2021; Liverpool, NS: A building in Caledonia that is 167 years old was recommended to be designated a Municipal Heritage Property at the September 14, 2021 Region of Queens Municipality’s Council meeting.
The Milton Douglas House (more commonly known as the North Queens Heritage House Museum) was built in 1854 by the Douglas family on a portion of lands granted to John Douglas in 1825. The Douglas family have a long history as business owners and employers. John Douglas, father of Milton Douglas and seven other children, was one of the original seven settlers in Caledonia in 1817. The house is a good example of the architectural style of homes built on the South Shore during that era. Region of Queens Municipality’s Heritage Advisory Committee discussed the application at its August 19, 2021 meeting, and recommended that the property, located at 25 West Caledonia Road, Caledonia, be considered by Council for municipal heritage designation due to the style of the home, but more strongly due to the significance of the Douglas family in the community through Caledonia and area’s history.
The property owners will have an opportunity to speak about the proposed designation at a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, at 6 p.m. in Council Chamber of Region of Queens Municipality’s Administration Building, 249 White Point Road, Liverpool.