It’s now easier than ever to get information on historic buildings throughout Nova Scotia.

The Historic Property Records Collection is now open at Nova Scotia Archives. The collection features pictures, information and even some blueprints of churches, railroads, barns and bridges dating before 1914.

“We used to have many octagon shaped barns and houses,” says archivist Garry Shutlak. “Maybe it made animals happier, I don’t know!”

Shutlack says they have photos of buildings that date back to 1759. The archives will be made online, but for now the documents will only be available at the Nova Scotia Archives library.