Senator Gillmor House
8 Main Street, St. George, New Brunswick, E5C, Canada
Senator Gillmor House
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Senator Gillmor House is a large two-storey Regency style residence with three chimneys. It is located amongst mature trees on a well-manicured lot on Main Street, in the town of St. George.
Senator Gillmor House is designated a Local Historic Place for its association with its former occupants and for its architecture.
Senator Gillmor House is recognized for its association with the Gillmor family. Arthur Hill Gillmor, lumber baron and Senator of the Dominion of Canada, had this home built for his wife, Hannah Dawes Howe, as a wedding gift in 1846. Their son, Daniel Gillmor, would also become a Senator of the Dominion of Canada.
Senator Gillmor House is also recognized for its architecture. This large two-storey residence is a rare example of Regency residential architecture in New Brunswick. The front façade includes a classical front entrance, decorative railings on upper storey windows and a central Palladian window. The mature trees and well-manicured front lawn add to the overall aesthetic value of the site.
Source: Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews, New Brunswick - St. George Historic Places File #012.
The character-defining elements that describe the Regency architecture of the Senator Gillmor House include:
- rectangular two-storey massing;
- hipped roof;
- three end chimneys;
- symmetrical front façade;
- tall narrow windows;
- railings on the upper-storey windows;
- Ionic columns on the classical front entrance;
- flush boarding;
- central Palladian window on front façade.
The character-defining elements that describe the grounds of the Senator Gillmor House include:
- well-manicured lawn;
- tall mature trees.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
Theme - Category and Type
- Governing Canada
- Politics and Political Processes
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews, New Brunswick - St. George Historic Places File #012
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