The William J. West was a respected judge of the appeal court of N.B., and whose eye was caught by Good Housekeeping magazine’s 1937 “House of the Year” is located at 126 Waterloo Row in Fredericton.
In 1938 Judge William J. West ordered the plans and built an accurate facsimile for $8500, right down to the paint colours illustrated in the article’s photographs. The only major difference was his substitution of stone instead of brick, which was obtained from the northside’s Royal Road quarry.
The internationally acclaimed artist Mary Pratt (neé West) grew up here with her sister Barbara, and the home has been featured prominently in her work. The house has never left the family, and is still lived in by Barbara and her husband George Cross.
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