Theodore Moore House
75 Boundary Street, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, E3L, Canada
Theodore Moore House
Robert Smiley House
Maison Robert Smiley
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Theodore Moore House is a one-and-a-half storey Queen Anne Revival residence with a central square tower. It is located on Boundary Street in St. Stephen.
Theodore Moore House is designated as a local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with Robert Smiley.
Theodore Moore House is recognized for its architecture. It is a fine example of Queen Anne Revival residential architecture. The one-and-a-half storey structure is of wood construction and exhibits an asymmetrical L-shaped plan. The exterior of the building has Queen Anne Revival details such as a tower, as well as different wall textures and trim that break up the verticality of the walls.
A central tower leads to a four sided conical roof topped with a weather vane, which is in the shape of the letter “S” for the family name of Smiley. Robert Smiley built the house circa 1884. He was instrumental in saving the Unitarian Church in Calais, Maine on August 27, 1870 from the fire that burned most of Main Street.
Source: St. Stephen Town Hall - Historic Places File "Theodore Moore House"
The character-defining elements that describe the Queen Anne Revival architecture of the Theodore Moore House include:
- one-and-a-half storey massing in an L-plan;
- steeply pitched gable roof;
- wide moulded eaves with returns;
- central square tower with pyramidal roof;
- board and batten siding within gables;
- clapboard siding of the main body of the building;
- rectangular windows with large entablatures.
- fish scale band along the top of the first storey ;
- two small leaded windows near the porch entrance;
- “S” shaped weather vane.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Robert A. Smiley
Location of Supporting Documentation
St. Stephen Town Hall - Historic Places File "Theodore Moore House".
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