Captain Peter Hanson House
57 Bridge Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Captain Peter Hanson House is an asymmetrical 2 ½ storey Queen Anne Revival residence located on Bridge Street in Sackville. It is part of a unique streetscape that is concentrated with historic houses.
Captain Peter Hanson House is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and its association with the original occupant.
Built in 1897, Captain Peter Hanson House is an excellent example of the Queen Anne Revival style. The residence is made of wooden shingles in many distinctive patterns. The front façade is asymmetrical and includes two-story bays, with the second bay supporting a triangular pediment at the roof line. It is painted in yellow shades that are from the Victorian period. Spindles and other ornamentations are found decorating the dormer and inset porch. The front entrance has a distinctive paint job that emphasizes the sidelights, door panels and transom.
Captain Peter Hanson House is also recognized for the original owner. Captain Peter Hanson is recognized as one of the businessmen and politicians who participated in the boom in Sackville that led to incorporation in 1903. Born in Sweden, Captain Hanson had spent many years at sea with Wm Thompson and Company of Saint John, as shipmaster, sailing to all parts of the world. Starting with a grocery and boot and shoe store, he went on to build many commercial buildings. In addition to his keen interest in civic affairs, his main business for 24 years was as Customs Collector for the Port of Sackville.
Source: Town of Sackville, Historic Places File Cabinet, Captain Peter Hanson House File
The character-defining elements that describe Captain Peter Hanson House include:
- asymmetrical 2 ½ storey massing;
- prominent front tower on roof;
- roof with many variations in shape;
- distinctive shingle patterns;
- painted in Victorian yellow shades;
- triangular pediment at the roofline;
- windows set in two story bays on front façade;
- inset porch appears on front of house, placed over front door;
- spindles and other ornamentations decorating the dormer and inset porch;
- front entrance, emphasised with distinctive paint job, sets of sidelights, door panels and transom;
- decorative brackets at windows and details on fascia boards.
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Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
- Developing Economies
- Communications and Transportation
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Town of Sackville, Historic Places File Cabinet, Captain Peter Hanson House File
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