"UNESCO FRESCO" is the nickname of King Street, which is at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The street was established in 1753 as part of the town’s original British town plan of residential and commercial streets. King Street, along with the other streets in town, has remained unaltered since its early construction. With its colorful houses dating back to the 1830s, this street is cheerful and bright in almost any weather. Three blocks in length and the widest in the town plan, it stretches from Pelham St. near the harbor to Cumberland St., where it meets up with Lunenburg's historic parade square.
Today these fine houses have been tastefully restored to capture the vibrant charm of this historic town. They have also been re-purposed to include superb visitor accommodation, exquisite restaurant dining, and shops that attract visitors from far and wide. Lunenburg is a pedestrian treasure town with historic streets and a harbourfront that simply cannot be missed if you are visiting Nova Scotia’s beautiful south shore region. UNESCO FRESCO is at the centre of it all and has been created to celebrate the craftsmanship of generations past, while conscientiously embracing today's values for a greener way of living.
Local residents and business owners of Stellar Investments, Guenther and Susan Reibling are credited with the honour of being the ones who had a vision for this attractive streetscape on the west side of King Street. They worked tirelessly to restore these magnificent examples of early architecture in wood, to their present state of beauty and usefulness.
"UNESCO FRESCO" is an important street as it has inspired others in our unique community to continue the restoration that makes Lunenburg almost magical. Come and have fun living the history that makes this Canadian destination one of my favorite places!