January 29, 2023


Fredericton’s Old Post Office Old Post Office on Queen Street in downtown Fredericton. Photo by Larry Dickinson.

Fredericton’s Old Post Office

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.

Old Post Office

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.

Resource: Fredericton Heritage Trust 

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