Corner of Princiaple Street and Cape Road, Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick, E4X, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Picnic Grounds commemorative site is located at the corner of Principale Street (Route 134) and Cape Road, in Saint-Louis-de-Kent.
The site’s value resides in its ties with the community picnics held there every year, beginning in the second half of the 19th century (c1870’s) and continuing until the mid-20th century. The community picnics of the time were among the first gathering points for people in the surrounding area, and their aim was to revive community spirit, give parishioners a chance to talk to each other, offer leisure activities, and raise funds.
Source: Saint-Louis-de-Kent Municipal Building, File Number 01 05.
The character-defining elements of the Picnic Grounds commemorative site are the following:
- location at the corner of two of the village’s major streets;
- large flat piece of land.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Sports and Leisure
Function - Category and Type
- Civic Space
- Exhibition or Amusement Park
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Village of Saint-Louis-de-Kent Municipal Building
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