Joseph Thompson House
107 Church Street , Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Joseph Thompson House is a charming 1 ½ story cottage, in the Colonial style, located on the former “Great Road” or “Post Road”, now Church Street, in Middle Sackville near the intersection of the High Marsh Road.
Joseph Thompson House is designated a Local Historic Place for its architectural features dating to 1795 and for its association with Joseph Thompson.
Joseph Thompson House is a good example of a Colonial style residence from the end of the 18th century in Sackville. It exhibits key features of this style, including distinctive gable dormers, shingle siding and overall symmetry.
John Thompson and his brother Joseph, English gentlemen, came from Yorkshire in 1772. Joseph Thompson purchased land in Middle Sackville, reportedly paying in gold, and converted the land into farms. In the records from that period, it notes that Joseph Thompson or a descendant by the same name, held many Offices including Overseer of the Poor, Fence Viewer, Surveyor of Highways and Assessor. John Thomson House remained in the Thompson family for many years, but when it was conveyed to long time owner Roy Brooks in 1921 it was referred to as the Anderson farm. The Anderson family were large property owners whose homestead is located in the area of this property.
Source: Town of Sackville, Historic Places File Cabinet, Joseph Thompson House File
The character-defining elements that describe Joseph Thompson House include:
- rectangular 1 1/2 storey massing;
- three gabled dormers;
- symmetrical fenestration of rectangular double hung windows with simple trim and entablatures;
- central front door in the original footprint of the house;
- recent addition to each side of original house, in keeping with the house style;
- shingle siding in a grey colour in keeping with original period.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
- Peopling the Land
- Migration and Immigration
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Town of Sackville, Historic Places Filing Cabinet, Joseph Thompson File Folder
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