Harris Hatch Inn
142 Queen Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Harris Hatch Inn is a symmetrical two-storey, brick, Neo-Classical side-gabled residential building built circa 1847. It is located on the north side of Queen Street in St. Andrews.
Harris Hatch Inn is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with the Hatch family.
The Harris Hatch Inn is a fine example of the Neo-Classical style of architecture in its traditional symmetrical plan, detailing and elaborate entranceway. The portico was a 20th century addition to the home and reflects the Greek Revival style.
Harris Hatch II obtained the land for this home in 1847. Mr. Hatch was the grandson of loyalist Col. Christopher Hatch, an officer in the British Service during the American Revolution. In 1838 Harris Hatch succeeded his father, Harris Hatch Sr., as Registrar of Deeds for Charlotte County. Harris Hatch II was born in 1813 and died here in 1894. The home was left to his adopted son, Edmund B. Coakley, who died in 1908 at the age of 35. It remained in the Hatch/Coakley family until 1970.
Source: Charlotte County Archives – Old Gaol, St. Andrews, New Brunswick – St. Andrews Historic Places File, “Harris Hatch Inn”
The character-defining elements of this Neo-Classical residence include:
- brick construction;
- side gable design;
- symmetrical two-storey massing;
- window placement and proportions;
- four chimneys placed symmetrically on the roof slopes;
- moulded denticulated cornice;
- jack arch lintels over windows;
- sandstone window sills;
- window shutters;
- broad eave returns;
- rock foundation.
The character-defining elements of the Harris Hatch Inn relating to the entrance include:
- portico with moulded cornice supported by six broad Doric pilasters;
- multi-paned elliptical fanlight;
- three-paned sidelights with wood-paneled base;
- wooden door and sidelights flanked by slim Doric pilasters;
- voussoirs arch over entrance.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Hotel, Motel or Inn
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Charlotte County Archives - Old Gaol, Frederick Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
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