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Hibbard House

16 South Street, St. George, New Brunswick, E5C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/06/30

Front view of building and front entrance; Norma Stewart
Hibbard House
Sunny southerly exposure; Norma Stewart
Hibbard House, southerly exposure
Historic black and white photo of house; Stephen Campbell
Hibbard House - 1930

Other Name(s)

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Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/10/20

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Hibbard House is a 19th century two and half storey Vernacular Georgian residence with two end chimneys. It is located on South Street in the town of St. George.

Heritage Value

Hibbard House is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with Francis Hibbard.

Hibbard House, constructed circa 1860 for Hon. Francis Hibbard, is a good example of a two and half storey 19th century Vernacular Georgian style residence. Its important features include the placement of the two end chimneys, the gable roof with returned eaves and its overall symmetry.

Hon. Francis Hibbard was a businessman in lumbering and mining who became a politician. He served as a Member of the New Brunswick Legislature Assembly for Charlotte County in 1907, and was the first MLA in history of the province to cross floor of the Legislature while in session.

Source: Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews. St. George Register of Local Historic Places Collection, Site File #011

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe Hibbard House include:
- well proportioned two and half storeys wood frame construction;
- balanced façades;
- pitched gable roof;
- two end chimneys;
- side lights at front and back entrances;
- original front entrance faces Magaguadavic River;
- original back entrance faces South Street;
- location in the neighbourhood of South Boston.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Community Planning Act

Recognition Type

Local Register

Recognition Date

2006/06/30

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

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Theme - Category and Type

Governing Canada
Politics and Political Processes
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type

Current

Commerce / Commercial Services
Hotel, Motel or Inn

Historic

Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews - St. George Register of Local Historic Places Collection Source File #011

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

1170

Status

Published

Related Places

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