364 Queen Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Coakley Residence is a one-and-a-half storey, wooden, Maritime Gothic Revival residence located on Queen Street in St. Andrews.
The Coakley Residence is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with the Coakley family.
The Coakley Residence was built circa 1876 for James and Essy (Furlong) Coakley. James listed his occupation as moulder. He passed away here in 1897 at the age of 42, leaving his wife, Essy, widowed with three small children. Essy was the daughter of Michael Furlong and at the age of 8 arrived, with her family, at St. Andrews on “The Star”, a noted ship which transported Irish immigrants to Canada. Her father took sick on the voyage and died at a quarantine station on Hospital Island. Essy lived to the age of 90, passing away here in 1920. Essy’s son, Daniel, an engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, remained in the home until his death in 1966. This made 90 consecutive years of Coakley occupancy.
The Coakley Residence is a good example of Maritime Gothic Revival residential architecture that is characterized by the central gable and attention to the ornamentation below the entranceway entablature consisting of long descending curved brackets with drop finials.
Source: Charlotte County Archives, Old Gaol, St. Andrews, New Brunswick - St. Andrews Historic Places File, "Coakley Residence"
The character-defining elements of the Coakley Residence include:
- rectangular one-and-half storey plan;
- single centrally-located steep Gothic gable;
- window placement and proportions;
- single window with pedimented entablature within the central gable;
- large eave returns.
- wood-paneled door with glass upper panels;
- transom window and sidelights;
- large portico entablature with elaborate brackets and drop finials;
- paneled soffit on underside of entranceway entablature.
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
- Peopling the Land
- Migration and Immigration
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Charlotte County Archives - Old Gaol, St. Andrews, New Brunswick
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