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Entreprises Shippagan

262 J. D. Gauthier Boulevard, Shippagan, New Brunswick, E8S, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2008/12/04

This image shows the front façade of the building; Town of Shippagan
Entreprises Shippagan - Front façade
This image shows the rear of the building; Town of Shippagan
Entreprises Shippagan - Rear view
This historic image shows the boomtown façade of the building; Équipe de Recherche sur la Valorisation du Patrimoine
Entreprises Shippagan - Historic image

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2009/05/04

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Entreprises Shippagan comprises a store along with its outbuildings and land. This commercial and apartment building was constructed in the early 1900’s. The site is located in the part of town known to have been closely linked with the development of the maritime economy and the fishery in the municipality of Shippagan and the surrounding communities.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of Entreprises Shippagan lies in its historical significance. The site is closely linked with the history of the shipping trade in the region. It was first developed in the early 1840’s by Mr. William Taylor, who operated a general store and a fish market there. In 1876, Mr. William Steward Loggie purchased the stores and the property. After a few years, Mr. Loggie had a new store built closer to the main road on the current site of the Entreprises Shippagan store. In 1946, Mr. Valérien Robichaud of Shippagan purchased the whole property located at 262 J.-D.-Gauthier Boulevard. In recent years, it has been owned by Mr. Gilles Robichaud, son of Mr. Valérien Robichaud.

Its heritage value also lies in its architectural significance. The main building is a very fine example of the boomtown style of the time. This style is apparent in elements such as the rectangular massing and the parapet on the front façade.

Source: Shippagan Town Hall, file “262, boul. J.-D.-Gauthier”

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements related to the building’s boomtown architectural style include:
- the rectangular massing extending front to back;
- the gently pitched roof;
- the pointed parapet on the front façades;
- the symmetrical storefront with a cornice and shop windows.

The character-defining elements related to the building’s history include:
- its origins linked with the history of the fish trade in the Shippagan area;
- the site attests to the presence of the Anglophone businessmen who influenced the economic and commercial history of the greater Shippagan area.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1876/01/01 to 1876/01/01
1946/01/01 to 1946/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type



Commerce / Commercial Services
Shop or Wholesale Establishment

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Shippagan Town Hall, file "262, boul. J.-D.-Gauthier"

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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