Thomas C. Allen House

Upon its completion in 1896, Fredericton’s Daily Gleaner reported that this “commodious and splendidly equipped house… presents a very neat and attractive appearance. The entire absence of ginger bread work on the exterior of the structure is quite noticeable, the intention of the builder evidently being to sacrifice this for comfort and convenience… to suggest to one’s mind the good old colonial style of architecture, which was the pride and glory of our forefathers.” 

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Boston architect Robert Brown designed this house, located at 791 Brunswick Street, for Thomas C. Allen, a Loyalist descendant, registrar of the Supreme Court, and onetime Mayor of Fredericton, whose family crest adorns the rear Palladian window.

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