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Building History

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The School is located in a two storey building in the Centre of Historic Lunenburg. It originally housed Lunenburg Motors, which was a full service car dealership, and gas station. Following the closing of the dealership, it was the home of a heating and ventilation fabrication shop.  Next, it became the location of a boat building shop.  A portion of the ground floor is currently occupied by Lunenburg Furniture Company owned by Tony Chaplik, a consummate craftman in old world furniture making tradition whom we credit with making our entrance doors.

A unique feature of the building is the interior ramp leading to the second storey. This level now houses our main studio/assembly hall, our office and meeting room.  The building team arrived at an elegant solution to maintain this historic ramp consistent with todays building codes for institutional entryways. This work was designed by S.P. Dumaresq & Associates, Architects, whose principal, Syd Dumaresq, is sensitive to working with historical buildings.  The work has been  beautifully executed by Richard Byers Custom Carpentry, of Lunenburg, and his crew of excellent tradesmen.  It has been a great pleasure to work with these gentlemen.

There is considerable excitement and anticipation to show off this beautiful and unique facility.