Joseph C. Risteen House

Joseph C. Risteen House

Joseph C. Risteen House

Upon finishing the construction of his sash and door factory situated nearby along the river, local entrepreneur Joseph C. Risteen embarked on building his family residence at 120 Smythe Street, Fredericton, completed in 1874.

Joseph C. Risteen House

The bulk of the materials used for the house, encompassing doors, windows, and siding, were produced at the Risteen Sash and Door Factory. Established in 1870 and relocated to Queen Street in 1872, the factory was a significant provider of wooden doors, windows, and decorative woodwork for numerous residences and public buildings across Fredericton.

Risteen Building
Risteen’s Sash and Door Factory on the corner of Smythe and Queen Street, ca. 1890’s
PANB P5-405 colourised

Barring the side verandah extensions, the house has diligently preserved its original features, such as the arch-top windows, curved shutters, sizeable double doors, fascia trim, and overall aesthetic. It has remained within the Risteen lineage since its creation, and is currently owned by Joseph’s great-grandson.

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