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.
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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