79 Frederick Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Hansen House is a one-and-a-half storey residence designed in the Picturesque style with classical elements. Built circa 1832, the home’s prominent features are its steep central gable and unusual fish scale shingle porch. The designation consists of the house and the property located on Frederick Street in Saint Andrews.
Hansen House is designated a Provincial Historic Site for its historic and architectural value. Situated within Saint Andrews’ historic district, the aesthetic home, distinctive in style from its immediate neighbours, is an integral part of the original Loyalist town plan.
The Picturesque style of the home is characterized by its steep centre gable, symmetrical shape, porch entry, and classic gable returns. The home is distinguishable from other homes of the same design by its unique decorative elements. Existing renovations have preserved architectural integrity of the home.
Source: Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport - Heritage Branch - Site File: Vol.III-12765-1, 20
The character-defining elements that describe Picturesque architecture of the Hansen House include:
- one-and-a-half storey rectangular massing;
- lateral gable roof with steep central gable on the front façade;
- central entrance;
- shutters on most windows;
- 6 over 6 rectangular windows with entablatures;
- clapboard siding with pilaster corner boards,
- classical trim and returns;
- fish scale shingles, pediment, and other wooden decorative elements of porch.
Province of New Brunswick
Historic Sites Protection Act, s. 2(1)
Historic Sites Protection Act – Historic
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Branch - Site Files, Military Compound
Cross-Reference to Collection