The Auction House occupies a building which dates back to 1765, just fifteen years after Halifax was founded. Not so many years after St.Paul’s Anglican Church was built across the street in 1750, noted as the oldest building in Halifax.During this dwelling’s long history the house changed ownership many times.
Commencing in 1898 Melvin S. Clarke operated a thoroughly comprehensive auction house out of the building. It was considered the largest of the kind in the Maritime Provinces. The business was founded in 1840 by Robert D. Clarke, Melvin’s grandfather, and was one of the oldest in the City ofHalifax.
Bringing back the original business of the house, there will be “auctions” several times a day from the podium featuring a delectable dish or drink for your enjoyment. So find the Paddle at your table and listen for the opportunity to join the bidding competition (frenzy). With giving back, all bids will be donated to a local charity each month.