21 Grey Street
21 Grey Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
21 Grey Street is an example of Georgian Revival residential architecture as designed by René-Arthur Fréchet. In 1919, Ora C. Hicks built this two-storey building, located on the south side of Grey Street in Fredericton. Grey Street extends between University Avenue and Waterloo Row.
The heritage value of 21 Grey Street as a Local Historic Place resides in its being an expression of Georgian Revival residential architecture as designed by René-Arthur Fréchet. Montreal-born and educated, Mr. Fréchet settled in Moncton. He was inspired by Georgian architecture and this influence is clearly illustrated at 21 Grey Street. Fréchet, who built his career primarily in church design, prepared plans for churches throughout the Maritimes, including Souvenir-Church in Nova Scotia and Church of Scoudouc in New Brunswick. That this house was one of the few private residences ever designed by Fréchet is of value. Ora C. Hicks, employed in the New Brunswick Provincial Government, built this house using the plans provided by René Fréchet.
Source: City of Fredericton, Historic Places File, “21 Grey Street”
The character-defining elements of 21 Grey Street as an expression of Georgian Revival architecture include:
- set back from the street with a manicured lawn;
- rectangular two-storey wood frame structure;
- balanced front façade;
- attic fanlights on north and west facing sides;
- regularly spaced rectangular windows with multiple panes;
- central front door with sidelights;
- front porch with a gable roof, arched pediment and square pillars;
- moderately-pitched gable roof with returned eaves.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Ora C. Hicks
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Fredericton, Historic Places File, "21 Grey Street"
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