William Kinghorn House

William Kinghorn House

William Kinghorn House

In 1868 the battered body of John Brennan, a British soldier, was found on the Green in front of this house located at 206 Smythe Street in Fredericton

 William Kinghorn House

William Kinghorn House

William Kinghorn House

Brennan was romantically involved with a local woman, which triggered a resentment-fueled assault. He succumbed to his injuries not long after the incident. Despite substantial incriminating evidence, the crime was overlooked, nearly sparking a military uproar.

Around the mid-20th century, this residence belonged to William Kinghorn, one of the founding partners of the Fredericton-based “Kinghorn & Dickie Plastic Tableware Company”. For a period, this company competed with the “Melmac” Company, which emerged as a significant producer of post-war plastic dinnerware in North America.

Photographer’s Note: Do you notice anything unusual in the third story window? What images do you see?

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