When finished in 1896, the Daily Gleaner of Fredericton praised this “ample and exceptionally outfitted house… for its tidy and appealing aesthetics. The deliberate absence of extravagant decoration on the exterior is conspicuous, indicating the builder’s preference for comfort and convenience over ornamentation… to evoke the cherished colonial architectural style, a source of pride and admiration for our predecessors.”
The house, situated at 791 Brunswick Street in Fredericton, was a creation of Boston architect Robert Brown. The residence was built for Thomas C. Allen, a descendant of the Loyalists, the registrar of the Supreme Court, and a former Mayor of Fredericton. The family crest of the Allen family graces the rear Palladian window.
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