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Architecture of Newfoundland

An overview of local architecture from the tilt to the rowhouse, this government-sponsored film contains an impressive number of historical facts, terms, and illustrative examples.

City of Tomorrow (Conroy)

A futurist account, of a visit to St. John’s 50 years after the Great War. Written in 1916.

Just beyond the fringe: Churchill Park garden suburb in St. John’s Newfoundland (Sharpe)

A look at the background, goals, successes, and failures of the Churchill Park development.

Preserving Housing and Heritage in St. John’s (Sharpe)

Housing and heritage in the St. John’s inner city. Successes, failures, and the future.

The Tilt: Vertical-Log Construction in Newfoundland (O’Dea)

Shane O’Dea’s 1982 piece begins the study of the “sub-vernacular” in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recycling Houses in Old St. John’s

A layperson’s guide to restoring (or having restored) heritage homes in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

A Guide to Researching Historic Buildings in St. John’s

A research guide published by the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Trident

The Trident is a newsletter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust first published in 1971. It is at times a call-to-action and a general review of Trust activity. The “trident” represents the three prongs of past, present, and future.

Here Comes the Sun

Director Fred Hollingshurst asks: “are new homes [in St. John’s] being built to meet the demands of an energy-scarce future?”

St. John’s: A Plan for the Age of Inner Space

A short film documenting an engineer’s plan to develop the interior of the South Side Hills.