Dr. Joseph Hea House

Dr. Joseph Hea House

Dr. Joseph Hea House

Believed to have been constructed by Dr. Joseph Hea, this house situated at 217 George Street in Fredericton carries historical significance. Dr. Hea is noteworthy for his role as the first president when King’s College transitioned to the University of New Brunswick in 1859.

Dr. Joseph Hea House

The home’s original front door is thought to have been situated where the bay window now stands.

Ownership of the property passed to Leonard Johnson, a farm machinery manufacturer, who retained it for twenty-five years from 1877. A particularly striking feature of the house is the eastern triple window on the main floor, showcasing exquisite hand-painted stained glass images of birds, cherry trees, and a portrait of English poet and clergyman Robert Herrick (1591-1674).

Despite the passage of time, the house continues to pay homage to its historical roots. The entrance is embellished with a plaque inscribed with “J Harvey”, an enduring tribute to its initial owner.

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  1. We are looking at buying this house right now. Any more info on it’s history? I have been in the military for 21 years and an anthropology student at Grant Mac Ewen university in Edmonton. I love older houses and Am really excited about this one!

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