November 27, 2021

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MacMillan Hotel

MacMillan Hotel

The MacMillan Hotel in Boiestown was built in 1885. It is designated a Local Historic Place for its association with its original owner and for its architecture.

Alexander MacMillan constructed this Classical Revival Home in 1885. The home is an excellent example of this style, exhibiting such traditional features a gable roof with returned eaves, rectangular massing and overall symmetry of the front façade. It is situated within a grouping of MacMillan family homes, its prominent architecture and size exemplifying days of economic growth within the lumber trade.

MacMillan Hotel Boiestown NB

Alexander MacMillan and his wife Janet operated a hotel and a small store within this residence.

Alexander MacMillan was involved in the lumber business here and accumulated a considerable amount of woodland. Lumbering extended into the family, with Alexander’s brother Daniel acquiring their father’s local sawmill. The MacMillan family was a prominent business name and synonymous with economic growth within the Boiestown community from 1850 and in the turn of the century.

Resource: Rural Community of Upper Miramichi

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