The Old Post Office of Fredericton, a design conceived by David Ewart, an architect from the Federal Department of Public Works, was constructed between 1913 and 1916.
This building, made of sandstone and adorned with large two-storey Ionic insert columns, is arguably Fredericton’s most elegant example of the Beaux-Arts architectural style, exemplifying the typical design approach for mid-sized federal buildings of that era.
Originally, it boasted an ornately domed clock tower standing at 100 feet and featuring four faces. However, the tower was eventually dismantled due to structural concerns. The building stone used for the exterior was sourced from the Quarryville quarry, located below Newcastle on the Southwest Miramichi River.
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