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Hugh Gallagher House

80 Queens Road, Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/08/14

Hugh Gallagher House - Sidelights remain from original front door; Town of Sackville
Hugh Gallagher House
Hugh Gallagher House - Side view of the house from Queens Road; Town of Sackville
Hugh Gallagher House
Hugh Gallagher House - Front Facade - House with kitchen addition; Town of Sackville
Hugh Gallagher House

Other Name(s)

Hugh Gallagher House
Harvey Phinney House
Maison Harvey Phinney
Salem Baptist Parsonage
Presbytère baptiste de Salem

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2007/03/08

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Hugh Gallagher House is a large two-storey house in the Greek Revival style. It is located on Queens Road, formerly the Old Post Road, in Sackville.

Heritage Value

Hugh Gallagher House is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture, for its similarities with two other houses in the neighbourhood and for its association with its former occupants.

Hugh Gallagher House is recognized for its architecture. Built circa 1831, this two-storey house with rear addition is a symbol of early Greek Revival style of architecture found in Sackville houses.

Hugh Gallagher House is one of three houses with similar architectural detail: the Christopher Boultenhouse House built circa 1840, the Smith House built circa 1830 and the Hugh Gallagher House built circa 1831. The dimensions of each house are similar, with a massive main house and rear kitchen addition. Each was of wood construction with wide bans of trim that form triangular pediments on the gable ends. The three houses were built on the former Old Post Road, near the wharf or the marshes, allowing access for the owners to their ships or farmlands.

Hugh Gallagher House is also recognized for its association with its former occupants. Hugh Gallagher, bridge builder, farmer, hotel owner, and general entrepreneur was the first owner. The Phinney family owned the house for many years with the original family member being Harvey Phinney, early tinsmith and town councillor. The house also played a role in the religious life of Sackville as a parsonage for the Salem Baptist Church. With the exception of the use of the house as a parsonage the home remained as the Phinney family home for over 100 years. The Salem Baptist Church, directly across the street, used the house as a parsonage for a ten-year period in the late 1800s.

Source: Town of Sackville, Historic Places File Cabinet, Hugh Gallagher House File

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe Hugh Gallagher House include:
- 2-storey wood construction;
- gable roof;
- wide band of trim forming triangular pediment on gable end;
- large, double-hung symmetrically placed windows, with smaller windows in unusual dormer on rear addition;
- well proportioned and symmetrical composition of structure;
- location on Queens Road overlooking wharves and Tantramar River;
- placement on lot with side façade facing the street, while main façade fronts on the driveway and original barns.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type


Multiple Dwelling


Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Town of Sackvlle, Historic Places File Cabinet, Hugh Gallagher File

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