Upgrading the Character of Barrington Street

The Green Lantern building is one of the most significant heritage property restorations on Barrington Street, and is a great example of living history that has had a strong contribution to a once vibrant main street. The industrial loft design is supported by exposed historical elements throughout the original building, providing three levels of historic lofts, two levels of additional residential space, plus one penthouse.

Also known as the “Keith Building,” after the Gordon and Keith furniture store that opened in 1896, the Green Lantern gets its name from a former restaurant on the ground floor which operated from 1917 until the 1960s. It was extensively damaged by Hurricane Juan in 2003, and the building has largely sat empty and in poor condition for the last decade.

The redevelopment plans from building owners Jason and Jordan Ghosn were given a thumbs-up from HRM’s Heritage Advisory Committee and Design Review Committee, and were met with an equally enthusiastic response at city council.
 Using the original Whiteway architectural drawings as a reference, the elaborate Romanesque Revival styled building has been preserved, rehabilitated and re-born as a fixture of the Heritage Conservation District.