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Old Moncton Hospital

107-125 King Street, Moncton , New Brunswick, E1C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1996/09/23

This photo depicts the original 1903 structure on the right as well as the 1930 annex to the left.; Moncton Museum
Moncton General Hospital - c1930
The original Moncton General Hospital building is now the easternmost half of the current structure.  It was built in 1903.; Moncton Museum
Old Moncton Hospital - Original building - 2004
The first major annex to the original Old Moncton Hospital is now the central part of the current structure.  It was built in 1930.; Moncton Museum
Old Moncton Hospital - 1930 Annex - 2004

Other Name(s)

Old Moncton Hospital
Congrégation Religieuses de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur
Congrégation Religieuses de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur
Moncton General Hospital
L’Hôpital général de Moncton

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1902/01/01 to 1903/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/11/16

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Old Moncton Hospital, now the Congrégation Religieuses de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur, consists of two-story and three story Italianate and Greek Revival buildings in a double pavilion layout. The hospital is located at 107-125 King Street, on the corner of King Street and Mountain Road in Moncton.

Heritage Value

The former Moncton General Hospital, commonly known as the Old Moncton Hospital, was designated as a Local Historic Place because of its Italianate and Greek Revival architectural design and for its level of preservation. The hospital was designed by architect F. Neil Brodie and land was donated by Michael Spurr Harris. The exterior of the hospital was built by T. B. and Morris E. Leblanc, while the interior was built by Philip N. Leblanc. The adjoining building, built in 1930, was designed by Stevens & Lea and built by Ambrose Wheeler.

The Old Moncton Hospital is also designated for its socio-medical importance in Moncton’s history. Although not the first hospital in Moncton, this 1903 structure was the first stand-alone hospital in the area.

The Old Moncton Hospital is also historically significant because of the religious, educational and community contributions of the Congrégation des Religieuses de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur, who took over the building in 1956. In 2004, the Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur Heritage Room was opened to the public.

In 1996, the Old Moncton Hospital was designated a Heritage Property through the City of Moncton Heritage Preservation By-Law #Z-1102.

Source: Moncton Museum, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor files – “107-125 King Street”.

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements relating to the 1903 pavilion include:
- main central structure designed in Italianate architectural style;
- east and west wings designed in Greek Revival architectural style;
- square massing of central structure;
- rectangular massing of wings;
- freestone foundation;
- common red brick walls;
- pyramidal roof with hip dormers;
- symmetrical placement of tall, narrow roman arched window pairs and associated trim and details;
- symmetrical fenestration of rectangular blind and double hung window openings and associated trim and detail;
- closed portico central entry with sandstone voussoir roman arch opening, shaped transom; flanked by pilasters with Doric capitals and capped with a gable roof and returned eaves;
- all architectural detail and decoration;
-central stone stairway;
- semi-circular driveway.

The character-defining elements relating to the exterior of the 1930 addition include:
- two-story central structure and three-story west wing designed in Greek Revival;
- rectangular massing with flat roof;
- common bond red brick walls;
- continuous second-story window sill following the roofline of central building;
- third-story windows with associated details;
- moulded stringcourse separating the basement and first story of entire structure;
- symmetrical and paired fenestration;
- rectangular double-sash windows with associated trim and details;
- frontispiece with plain gabled parapet and associated details and decoration;
- two frontispiece double-sash windows with associated trim and details;
- 2/4 windows with associated details and decoration;
-all architectural details and decoration.

The character-defining elements relating to the interior include:
- mosaic tile work on floors;
- original woodwork, fixtures, moulding and cresting along the ceilings;
- skylights and cabinets in former operating room;
- cabinets of former operating rooms;
- original nurse’s stations;
- stained glass mural in chapel.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Municipal Heritage Preservation Act, s.5(1)

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Preservation Act

Recognition Date

1996/09/23

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1956/01/01 to 1956/01/01
1996/01/01 to 1996/01/01
2004/01/01 to 2004/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Peopling the Land
Settlement
Governing Canada
Government and Institutions
Building Social and Community Life
Community Organizations
Building Social and Community Life
Religious Institutions
Building Social and Community Life
Education and Social Well-Being
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Learning and the Arts
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type

Current

Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship

Historic

Education
Special or Training School
Health and Research
Hospital or Other Health Care Institution

Architect / Designer

F. Neil Brodie

Builder

Ambrose Wheeler

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, New Brunswick - second Floor, back office files - filed by civic address

Cross-Reference to Collection

Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur Heritage Room, 125 King Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 4M7

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

155

Status

Published

Related Places

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