The Twelve Apostles is a series of brick row houses built in 1901 to serve as living quarters for married officers stationed at the Halifax Citadel. They are registered as the Churchfield Barracks as part of the Heritage Property program of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Earlier this month I bought the penultimate one of the group, hence the Eleventh Apostle. Biblically, the eleventh apostle is Simon the Zealot, a martyr who was cut into pieces with a saw. Let’s hope it is not any sort of foreshadowing.
I contacted the library/archives staff at the Citadel to see if they could provide me with any more information. They did not have much to add, but they did send along this 1940 photo:
Here are the as-is photos I took while I was wrestling with the decision to take on this project. Silly me, I thought the reno would take two months, tops.