picFrom their website in 2011

Built as one of the most expensive and extravagant homes in the city by Edward W. Chipman and his wife, Mahala Jane Northup in 1866. In 1876 it was converted into a hotel by spinster sisters Sarah and Jane Romans. OscarWilde stayed at the hotel when in Halifax in 1882, and guests can book his room, still decorated in high Victorian style. It's located at 1266 Barrington Street (on the block between Morris and South Streets.)


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