W. R. Gould Residence
196 Wellington Street, Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1N, Canada
W. R. Gould Residence
Dr. Freeman Residence
Résidence de Dr Freeman
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The W. R. Gould Residence consists of a two storey Foursquare home and a Greek Revival carriage house built in 1895. It is located on a narrow lot on Wellington Street overlooking Elm Park in the City of Miramichi.
The W. R. Gould Residence is designated a Local Historic Place for its architectural values and for its association with its occupants.
W. R. Gould’s residence and carriage House were built in 1895 by local builder James Mowatt on a narrow strip of land sold by a neighbouring widow. This good example of a Foursquare design home with front side entrance maximizes the narrow but deep lot it is situated on. The carriage house is a good example of Greek Revival outbuilding from this era.
The first owner of W. R. Gould’s Residence and Carriage House was local merchant W. R. Gould. He was a watchmaker and jeweller and during the short-lived "Miramichi Time" was responsible for setting the clock each day at noon. Gould was also the first owner of a phonograph in the area which made him and his 'new contraption' quite popular at social events.
Dr. E.F. Freeman, who resided from 1925 until his death in 1961, practiced medicine in the community of Chatham and also, for a time, some of the native population within the county. In later years, W. R. Gould’s Residence and Carriage House operated as a boarding house.
Source: City of Miramichi, Heritage Office Site File# 05-41
The character-defining elements relating to the architectural value of the Foursquare residence include:
- hipped roof with form and massing of a foursquare design;
- rectangular two storey bays on front and western elevations;
- clad in clapboards with continuous front and side veranda;
- Queen Anne style window with bevelled glass.
The character-defining elements of the Greek Revival carriage house include:
- returned eaves;
- gable roof;
- rectangular massing;
- clapboard siding.
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Community Planning Act
1925/01/01 to 1961/01/01
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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