January 20, 2022


Horatio Nelson Drake House

Horatio Nelson Drake House

Horatio Nelson Drake built this house, located at 340 Brunswick Street in Fredericton, in 1841. He was the captain of the St. John River steamboat Reindeer which contained the first compound marine engine, invented in Fredericton by Benjamin Tibbits and built in a local foundry. 

There is much fine woodcarving throughout the house, as well as exquisite carved panels on both sides of the exterior front entrance. In 1846 Drake sold the house for seven times its original cost.

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