This two-and-a-half-storey wooden house serves as a superb representation of a finely crafted Georgian residence from the late 18th to early 19th century. Constructed in 1800 for George Pidgeon, Fredericton’s rector, the house likely functioned as a rectory until it was leased by John Murray Bliss in 1826-27.
In 1859, the property was purchased by John A. Beckwith, a Mayor of Fredericton, member of the Legislative Council, and Grandmaster of the Orange Lodge of N.B.
Preserving all its significant architectural elements, the house features pristine axial symmetry, compact roof dormers, dual fireplace chimneys, a pedimented side garden entrance, and the front entrance door decorated with an extraordinarily fine fanlight and sidelight tracery.
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