November 25, 2022


Dr. Joseph Hea House

Dr. Joseph Hea House

It is presumed that this house, located at 217 George Street in Fredericton, was built by Dr. Joseph Hea, who became the first president after King’s College became the University of New Brunswick in 1859. 

Dr. Joseph Hea House

The front door was likely where the bay window is now.

Leonard Johnson, a manufacturer of farm machinery, owned it for a quarter century after 1877. The east triple window on the main floor features extraordinary hand-painted stained glass scenes of birds, cherry trees, and a portrait of the English poet & clergyman Robert Herrick (1591-1674).

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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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