Fredericton’s Old Post Office was designed by David Ewart, an architect for the Federal Department of Public Works, and was constructed between 1913 and 1916.
This sandstone structure with large two-storey ionic insert columns, assuredly Fredericton’s finest Beaux-Arts style building, represents a typical architectural approach to a mid-sized federal building during this period.
It once sported an ornately domed 100-foot high four-faced clock tower, long since dismantled for structural reasons. The building stone for the exterior came from the Quarryville quarry below Newcastle on the Southwest Miramichi River.
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