868 George Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Allen House, a one and a half storey wood frame building, is an example of Georgian Tradition architecture. The house is located on George Street in a residential area of the Fredericton town plat bounded on the western side by former railway right of way, but which now serves as a walking trail.
The heritage value of the Allen House resides in its association with the life and career of the original occupant and prominent Loyalist, Colonel Isaac Allen. This 1 1/2 storey Georgian structure dates to about 1800 and typifies early British Regime settlement. Isaac Allen, one of the first judges of His Majesty's Supreme Court, reportedly held court in the parlour of this house. The high ceiling in this particular room suggests that it had been used as a courtroom. This house is also significant as it was home to one of Fredericton's leading local historians, Dr. Lillian Beckwith Maxwell.
Source: City of Fredericton Property File: 868 George Street.
The character-defining elements of the Allen House as an expression of Loyalist architecture that could be said to be associated with Colonel Isaac Allen’s residency in the house include:
- front door with hood, pilasters, and sidelights;
- regularly spaced rectangular windows;
- dormer window on the rear extension of the structure;
- large chimney serving two fireplaces at one end of the structure;
- medium pitched roof;
- set back from the street with manicured lawn;
- high ceilinged front parlour.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Fredericton: Property File: 868 George Street
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