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Senator Gillmor House

8 Main Street, St. George, New Brunswick, E5C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/06/30

Full front view of house and lawn; Norma Stewart
Senator Gillmor House
Main entrance; Norma Stewart
Senator Gillmor House
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Other Name(s)

Senator Gillmor House
Gillmor Mansion
Manoir Gillmor
Gillmor House
Maison Gillmor

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Construction Date(s)

1846/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/03/04

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.

Heritage Value

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.

Character-Defining Elements

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;
- brackets;
- 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.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date

2006/06/30

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Governing Canada
Politics and Political Processes
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews, New Brunswick - St. George Historic Places File #012

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

1171

Status

Published

Related Places

n/a

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