Muncipal Heritage Designation sought for Truro's first hospital

The Town of Truro is moving ahead with a Municipal Heritage Designation application for 90-92 Park Street.

Built in 1908, the town says the building served as the Truro's first hospital, providing, at the time, advanced healthcare delivery including surgical and obstetrical procedures.

It also supplemented the early practice of many doctors, allowing them to visit patients.

The building also holds great educational value in Truro, as it was a residence building for the Nova Scotia Community College and former Normal College.

Between 1920 and 1942, rooms were provided for between two and thirteen students annually for women attending the Normal College.

In all, the town says over 100 women spent time there for education and while attaining their teaching licences.

Heritage registration is a formalized way of recognizing and protecting the heritage value of historically significant properties.