Cocks & Delaney

327 Main St.
Mahone Bay
Nova Scotia
(902) 624-0827

Renovation: Former Bank of Montreal Building in Lunenburg

Garth Turner has famously re-purposed Lunenburg's iconic domed bank building into office space. We were pleased to work with him on restoring its classic beauty.

Here we are fixing those fallen arches:

Restoring the original arched doorway

Bringing celestial magnificence to the dome:

Repainting the dome interior, and trim

Extracting the night deposit box and replacing it with a beautiful wooden door:

Removing the old night deposit box

Removing signage, lighting the dome and generally restoring the exterior to its original graceful appearance, as seen in this old newspaper photograph:


A few more photos from before, during and after the restoration. Some came from Garth Turner's Instagram. Here's Garth when he took possession. Note the old signage and the night deposit box mortered in:

Exterior before the restoration

Entrance and counters

All this has to GO!

Old teller stations

Old service counters

Good bones, though:

Dome before repainting


Framing new wall

The night deposit box - before:

Old doorway with night deposit box

Stones removed, box exposed

Bringing in heavy machinery

Setting up extraction of box

Box is pulled out

Box on sidewalk

Brigning down the old signboard:

Man in bucket removing sign

Bucket truck from across the intersection

Down comes the signboard

Good riddance:

Carrying the signboard away

Wiring the lighting for the dome:

Man with drill with copper roof behind

Scaffolding going up to the dome

The finished dome

Dome interior, painting finished

Our team.

Cocks & Delaney team in front of new door