Historic Properties

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Halifax , Canada
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The Historic Properties are a group of restored buildings on Upper Water St, built between 1800 and 1905. Originally designed as huge warehouses for easy storage of goods and cargo, they now house boutiques, restaurants and bars and are connected by waterfront boardwalks. Artisans, merchants and buskers do business around the buildings in the summer. The 1814 Privateers Warehouse is the area's oldest stone building. The privateers were government sanctioned and sponsored pirates who stored their booty here. Among the other vintage buildings are the wooden Old Red Store , once used for shipping operations and as a sail loft, and Simon's Warehouse , built in 1854.