The Macdonald Cottage

Daily Image - 20 June 2011 - The Macdonald Cottage

This whimsical cottage at Huntington Point, near Hall’s Harbour, Kings County, was built during the Great Depression, and is made of concrete, re-enforced with iron and driftwood. It was the creation of the eccentric Charles Macdonald of Kentville. Macdonald started Kentville Concrete Products prior to WW 1. A staunch socialist, he ran the company as a cooperative. He and his wife camped at Huntington Point, and when the depression hit he built 5 cottages such as this to keep his employees working. This was his own cottage. He rented out the other 4. Ever true to his socialist beliefs, one morning at age 77 he abruptly handed over the keys to his business to his foreman saying: “It’s yours.” He was to enjoy a long and comfortable retirement… much of it spent in this cottage.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 – 70mm – ISO 200 – f11 – 1/200.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to The Macdonald Cottage

  1. Vivian Murphy says:

    Love these cottages & enjoyed the story about them. Great photography,Gerry.

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