January 20, 2022


Odell Estate Cottages

Odell Estate Cottages

This cottage, located at 758 George Street in Fredericton , was built in 1855 by William Odell on a pasture lot extending to Kings’ College (now the University of New Brunswick).

It was later the home of Hon. A. G. Blair Premier of New Brunswick (1883-1896).

Odell Estate Cottages

Odell Estate Cottages

The home is also known as Fiddlehead Cottage because of the fiddle head shapes in the carving on the porch.

Odell Estate Cottages

785, 806 and 809/811 George Street in Fredericton all incorporate portions of pre-1844 Odell estate “cottages”.

Poet Bliss Carman is believed to have been born in a portion of 809, which was substantially renovated in the 1880’s by Hon. A.G. Blair, Premier of New Brunswick from 1883-1896. Blair utilized a rich palette of Picturesque Queen Anne Revival elements, particularly evident on the busily asymmetric, yet visually balanced George Street façade. 

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