477 Milltown Blvd, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, E3L, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Elim Lodge is a 2-storey Greek Revival residence with distinctive Corinthian columns at the central entrance. It is located on Milltown Boulevard in St. Stephen.
Elim Lodge is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with former occupants.
Elim Lodge is recognized for being a good example of Greek Revival residential architecture from the mid-19th century in St. Stephen. This two-storey dwelling, built circa 1850, exhibits the monumental detailing of this style in such elements as the overall symmetry, Corinthian columns and wide corner boards and pilasters panels.
Elim Lodge is also recognized for its association with former occupants. The house was built for Henry F. Eaton and his family, who occupied the home until circa 1900. Eaton was a force in the early lumber industry in the St. Stephen area, at one time considered to be the wealthiest man on the St. Croix River. Dr. J. Melville Deacon, an outstanding family doctor and surgeon purchased the home. He died at the age of 47 in 1910. Dr. W.E. Grey, one of New Brunswick’s outstanding surgeons, occupied the home between World War I and World War II. Following his death in 1942, the home was a residence for the women employees of the Cotton Mill. In later years, it was a nursing home and an Inn. It is now a private home.
Source: St. Stephen Town Hall - Historic Places file, "Elim Lodge"
The character-defining elements that describe Elim Lodge include:
- two-storey rectangular massing;
- symmetrical front façade with central entance;
- bay window;
- second floor balconies with brackets and iron cresting;
- double sash windows;
- decorative wreaths;
- flush boarding;
- identical doors on the front and the left side of building;
- panel doors with floral motif;
- Corinthian columns;
- wide corner boards and pilaster panels.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
St. Stephen Town Hall - Historic Places file, "Elim Loge"
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