December 7, 2022

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James W. Brittain Residence – Saint John
History

James W. Brittain Residence – Saint John

The James W. Brittain Residence is designated a Saint John Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with James W. Brittain. Many of the buildings in the residential district of Germain Street were constructed in the latter…

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Bliss-Beckwith House
History, Biography

Bliss-Beckwith House

The Bliss-Beckwith house located at 750 Brunswick Street in Fredericton is an excellent example of a well-crafted late 18th century/early 19th century Georgian residence. It was built in 1800 for Rev. George Pidgeon, Rector of Fredericton. Rev. Samuel Cooke, who…

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John Adolphus Beckwith
History, Landmarks

John Adolphus Beckwith

John Adolphus Beckwith, engineer, businessman, civil servant, and politician; b. 1 Dec. 1800 at Fredericton, one of six children of Nehemiah Beckwith and Julie-Louise Le Brun; d. 23 Nov. 1880 at Fredericton. The son of a well-known early settler, John Adolphus Beckwith was educated at Fredericton…

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Burchell-Wetmore House
History, Landmarks, Spring

Burchell-Wetmore House

This house was built in 1855 by James Burchell, builder and mason, who lived there until 1872. His father, Alexander Burchill was the superintendent of Fredericton’s water-works. His brother was Charles Burchill, a druggist.  The Burchills were Irish. This was also the home…

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