Knaut-Rhuland House, Lunenburg

Knaut–Rhuland House is a historic 18th-century house in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a designated a National Historic Site of Canada, as well as a Provincially Registered Property under the provincial Heritage Property Act. It is located within the Old Town Lunenburg World Heritage Site. The Knaut–Rhuland House is owned by the Lunenburg Heritage Society, which operates a museum in the house open to the public during the summer.
The house is named for its first two owners. The first owner, Benjamin Knaut, had the house built in 1793. Benjamin was one of the town’s first sheriffs, a trader and a privateer. The second owner, Conrad Rhuland, was also a trader and ship owner and during the War of 1812 was a privateer’s prize master.
The houses' design is British Classicism. The entrance door is framed by sidelights and there is a transom window overhead. All windows are multi - paned six over six and many have the original old glass.
The foundation is stone, more than two feet thick, and is built around two chimneys.
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  • The house itself is woth the stop just to get the feel of Lunenburh during that time. The furnishings are not original to the house , but are representative of the period.  more »
  • You will have no doubt that this place is original when you see the steps going to the second floor. (I even saw an old square cut nail in a hand railing.) Attendants are very knowledgeable and can....  more »

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