Patrick Cassidy, an immigrant from Ireland, constructed this humble labourer’s cottage around 1853, typical of mid-19th-century homes of its kind. The property, located at 650 Charlotte Street in Fredericton, was built a few years after Patrick moved to Canada in 1836, followed by his wife and seven children in 1837.
This modest shingled house exemplifies the late vernacular style, distinguished by its simplicity and efficiency. It features a post and beam construction technique common during that era. A barn, which also harks back to the same period, can be found in the backyard.
Eliza, one of Patrick Cassidy’s daughters, served for many years at Elmcroft for the Honorable Neville Parker.
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