J. Y. Mersereau Residence
52 Howard Street, Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1N, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
J.Y. Mersereau Residence is located on Howard Street, in the City of Miramichi. This c1882 1 1/2-story vernacular home with Gothic Revival elements is found within an area of period homes.
J. Y. Mersereau Residence is designated a Local Historic Place for its affiliation with the local photographer J. Y. Mersereau and its architecture.
J. Y. Mersereau's many photos of the communities of Chatham and Newcastle were taken before and after the turn of the 20th century. In doing so, he left a pictorial history of the area. His collection is stored within the Provincial Archives in Fredericton NB. In his later years, Mersereau became publisher of the local newspaper 'The World', served as mayor of the Town of Chatham and was police magistrate.
This a good example of a vernacular home with Gothic Revival elements built circa 1882, within an area of period homes. These elements include label moulding, a steeply pitched gable roof, gingerbread details on the verandah and a dormer that breaks the cornice.
Source: City of Miramichi, Heritage Office Site File# 05-37
The character-defining elements relating to the exterior of this vernacular home with Gothic Revival elements include:
- steeply pitched roof;
- gabled dormer that breaks the cornice;
- label surrounds on windows and door;
- one storey bay window on south westerly sideline;
- front veranda with plastered and paneled columns, gingerbread and dentils in contrast colors.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Miramichi
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