Old Burial Grounds
The Old Graveyard
Old St. John’s is a darling place. It’s been a graveyard so long that it’s ceased to be one and has become one of the sights of Kingsport. I was all through it yesterday for a pleasure exertion. There’s a big stone wall and a row of enormous trees all around it, and rows of trees all through it, and the queerest old tombstones, with the queerest and quaintest inscriptions. You’ll go there to study, Anne, see if you don’t. Of course, nobody is ever buried there now. But a few years ago they put up a beautiful monument to the memory of Nova Scotian soldiers who fell in the Crimean War. It is just opposite the entrance gates and there’s ’scope for imagination’ in it, as you used to say. - Anne of the Island, ch.iv
The Old Graveyard which Anne, Priscilla and Phil ramble through are the Old Burial Grounds of Halifax.
St. John’s Street (Barrington Avenue)
“It’s a big, old-fashioned, gray stone house on St. John Street, just a nice little constitutional from Redmond. It used to be the residence’ of great folk, but fashion has deserted St. John Street and its houses only dream now of better days.” — Anne of the Island, ch.iii
St. John’s Street, where Anne and Priscilla Grant boarded in the beginning of their stay at Kingsport, is based on Barrington Avenue in Halifax. One of Halifax’s main streets, Barrington Ave. is located close to the waterfront with direct access to the train terminal. The Halifax city hall and the Old Burying Ground are located on Barrington Avenue.
All photos by lmm-anne.net 2004 unless otherwise stated.