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Bridge Superintendent's House

21 South Street, St George, New Brunswick, E5C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2008/11/20

Full view of the property; Town of St. George
Bridge Superintendent's House
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Other Name(s)

Maison Spinney
Carmont House
Maison Carmont
Bridge Superintendent's House
Spinney House

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/12/04

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Bridge Superintendent’s House is a two-storey Queen Anne Revival residence set on top of a hill at the rear of a large property on South Street in the Town of St. George.

Heritage Value

The Bridge Superintendent's House is designated a Local Historic Place for its association with economic development and for its architecture.

The Bridge Superintendent who lived in this house at the turn of 20th century was responsible for creating a shorter work week in town of St. George. The men from a local Bridge Crew complained that there wasn't time to spend their pay in town while working six days a week. The Bridge Superintendent agreed to Saturday afternoons off for the men. A shorter work week created changes in consumer spending habits resulting in growth of local economy.

The Bridge Superintendent’s House is a good example of vernacular Queen Anne Revival residential architecture from the turn of the 20th century in St. George. This two-storey, wood-framed residence exhibits such elements of this style as asymmetrical massing, an off-centre enclosed veranda and a hipped roof.

Source: Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews. St. George Register of Local Historic Places Collection, Site File #009

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe the Bridge Superintendent's House include:
- two-storey asymmetrical massing;
- hipped roof with eave brackets;
- single-storey enclosed veranda;
- two-storey rectangular bay with pediment.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date

2008/11/20

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Labour
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews, NB - St. George Historic Places File #009

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

1169

Status

Published

Related Places

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