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22 Forest Street

1761 Realty Limited 264 Main Street Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1C9 (902) 742-3333 www.1761realty.com


The Queen Ann Revival house at 22 Forest Street was built by T.V. Bingay the third of that name, in 1903. Bingay was a t the time, manager of the Exchange Bank in Yarmouth, opened in 1877 in a new building at the corner of Main and Jenkins Street in Yarmouth. In 1903, the year the house was built, the Exchange Bank was taken over by the Bank of Montreal. Bingay stayed on as manager of that branch until his retirement in 1921 at the age of 65. The Bingay family had long been prominent in Yarmouth, as early as January 1870 the firm of T.V.B. Bingay and Sons, Barristers entered into their law partnership. James and George Bingay did most of the legal work in Yarmouth in the final third of the nineteenth century. After T.V. Bingay the third left Yarmouth, the house was occupied by successive managers of the Bank of Montreal. Perhaps nowhere did North America’s “golden age of sail” glitter more brightly than in Yarmouth. This Southwestern Seaport on the Bay of Fundy was once the richest shipping port per capita in the North Atlantic during the glory days of sail in the late 19 th century. The harbourfront bustled with 20 wharves, a yacht club and some 300 large vessels owned or captained by Yarmouthians. The Nova Scotia flag was flown in ports around the world. Today, evidence of Yarmouth’s 19 th century prosperity can be seen in the large elaborate homes built by sea captains, merchants and ship owners. Yarmouth still derives much of it’s prosperity from the sea. It is the southern Gateway to Nova Scotia.


Elegant foyer entrance and staircase

Living room with Cove ceiling,


Fireplace and bay windows


Formal dining room with wainscoting


Bright functional kitchen


Large master bedroom with bay windows,


Hardwood floors and large closet

Bright and spacious


Second bedroom


Private back yard 3 tier water fountain with statue “Flora, Roman Goddess of

Gardens�


Special Features • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Original woodwork , doors and floors 12 ft. Cove ceiling in living room 2 fireplaces, 1 wood and 1 electric Bay windows with seat Ample closets Built-in shelving and storage 2 bonus rooms in attic 2 furnaces, (wood/oil combination) Cast iron hot water radiators Walkout basement, concrete floors South & West facing verandah Concrete front walkway & driveway 3 tier water fountain with statue Award winning grounds Eleven “Heritage” trees Garage with storage space Frontage on 2 streets

Inclusions -

Three seat Victorian sofa Fireplace log holder Fireplace brass tools 33’ Mitsubishi TV Long area rug in foyer Framed poster of historic homes Photo of 22 Forest St. in winter 2 photos 22 Forest St. from 1920’s Runner in outer foyer All appliances in kitchen Small rugs in kitchen Large carpet in upper hallway Double sofa bed White wicker settee, chair & table All garden tools, pots, etc. Washer & dryer Coldspot refrigerator Umbrella table & 4 chairs 2 antique garden chairs antique garden seat 3 tier fountain with sculpture Chairs & coffee table (front verandah)


Complete list available with listing agent.

Welcome to Yarmouth


Fountain in Frost Park


Harbourfront Water Spout


Lake Milo Water Spouts


Historic Killiam Building


Old Milton Fountain


Historic Yarmouth Lighthouse


Cape Forchu Beaches


Yarmouth Tartan and Poem by Saul Gillis 1963

Where lupins trail the winding roads and hills are covered with trees, Their iron men in wooden ships did roam the seven seas. Where fishing fleets are sailing by the Lighthouse and the Bar, To spread the bait on silvery nets in waters near and far. Where lakes do kiss the wooded shores and deer the forest roam,


There is Yarmouth Nova Scotia, The place I call my home.


22 Forest Street