154 Queen Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Built circa 1871, the Rogers Residence is a wooden two-storey, Greek Revival residence with a front-facing gable roof and an off-centred entrance. It is located on Queen Street in the Town of St. Andrews.
The Rogers Residence is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture, for its association with its past occupants and for being a contributing element to the array of heritage buildings in the Town of St. Andrews.
The Rogers Residence is recognized as being a good example of Greek Revival residential architecture. The property has a front-facing gable with returned eaves. It has an off-centred entrance balanced by a single one-storey bay window.
The Rogers Residence is also recognized for its association with its past occupants. Research suggests that the property was built circa 1871 for widowed school teacher, Mrs. Charlotte Rodgers. The 1881 census shows her 23-year-old daughter, Ellen, also a school teacher, residing here with her. They remained here until 1886 before moving to New Westminster, British Columbia. Ellen graduated from the Charlotte County Grammar School. She taught school in Chamcook, Moore’s Mills, and St. Andrews before moving to New Westminster where she was principal of the Girl’s Central School in that city for 30 years.
The Rogers Residence is also recognized for being a contributing element to the array of heritage buildings in the St. Andrews Historic District National Historic Site of Canada. St. Andrews has one of the best collections per capita of heritage buildings in Canada that range from the early thriving loyalist days of the late 1700’s to the Maxwell designed homes of the town’s early tourism era in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s. As of 2001 the population of St. Andrews was less than 2,000 inhabitants. Much credit is due to the inhabitants of the town for maintaining this collection and preserving the town’s serene and relaxed atmosphere.
Source: Charlotte County Archives - Old Gaol, St. Andrews, New Brunswick - St. Andrews Historic Places File, “Rogers Residence”
The character-defining elements of the Rogers Residence include:
- rectangular two-storey plan;
- front-facing gable roof with eave returns;
- window placement and proportions;
- single-storey semi-octagonal bay window;
- corner boards;
- wood cladding;
- 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
- Building Social and Community Life
- Education and Social Well-Being
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Charlotte County Archives - Old Gaol, St. Andrews, N. B.
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