December 3, 2022


Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Home

Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Home

Built of brick in 1829, this Canadian version of an English Georgian rectory was first occupied by Archdeacon Coster, and later by Canon Roberts and his famous literary family, foremost of whom was Sir Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943). Charles and his cousin, the poet Bliss Carman, are considered the fathers of English verse in Canada, and the men would often congregate in the garden to write. 

Sir Charles G.D. Roberts
Sir Charles G.D. Roberts

The much younger author, Theodore Goodridge Roberts (1877-1953), father of the distinguished modern Canadian painter Goodridge Roberts (1904-1974), was born here. 

G.D. Roberts Home
“The Old Rectory Home of the Roberts Family built in 1834, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 1930” NBM 1987-17-561

The house, located at 734 George Street in Fredericton, suffers from recent unsympathetic additions, however it still remains one of the most important in New Brunswick.

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