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Marysville Cenotaph

190 Canada Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3A, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2010/06/26

Image of the entrance to the Veterans Memorial Park showing the Marysville Cenotaph in the background; City of Fredericton
Veterans Memorial Park
Six-pounder anti-tank gun located in the park; City of Fredericton
Veterans Memorial Park
Second World War Monument, surrounded by landscaped grounds; City of Fredericton
Veterans Memorial Park

Other Name(s)

Marysville Cenotaph
Veterans Memorial Park
Parc commémoratif des anciens combattants

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2011/06/16

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Marysville Cenotaph, 190 Canada Street, is located in Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Canada and Bridge streets. Overlooking the Nashwaak River, the site features two granite monuments and a six-pounder anti-tank gun on a landscaped lot.

Heritage Value

The Marysville Cenotaph is designated a Local Historic Place for its commemoration of those from the district who were lost in the World Wars. The First World War monument, an obelisk carved of light-coloured granite, was erected in 1925. The less ornate Second World War monument of dark granite was erected in 1967. Both monuments are surrounded by a small park featuring landscaped grounds and a variety of mature trees.

Set within Veterans Memorial Park, a small recreational site situated along the former railway line, the cenotaph is set apart from the surrounding commercial area, allowing visitors a quiet space in which to reflect. This land was donated in 1924 to the former town of Marysville by Canadian Cottons, corporate owners of the cotton mill that was the main industry of the town. The town has since become part of the City of Fredericton. Also located on the site is a six-pounder anti-tank gun, which features the artillery red-over-blue tactical sign with a white number two superimposed. The cenotaph is used as a memorial site and for annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Source: City of Fredericton, Local Historic Places file, “190 Canada Street”

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements related to the Marysville Cenotaph include:
- placement within Veterans Memorial Park on grounds donated by Canada Cottons;
- setting within a small municipal park situated in a commercial district;
- location along a recreational trail overlooking the Nashwaak river;
- those elements that reflect the property’s commemoration of Marysville’s war veterans, including the inscriptions and names listed on both monuments, ornamentation of the monuments and landscaping around the site;
- those elements that reflect the property’s architecture and construction material, including the obelisk of the First World War monument, and the rectangular design of the Second World War monument;
- six-pounder anti-tank gun, displaying a red-over-blue tactical sign with a white number two, signifying the local battery.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Heritage Conservation Act

Recognition Type

Local Historic Place (municipal)

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1925/01/01 to 1925/01/01
1967/01/01 to 1967/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Community Organizations
Governing Canada
Military and Defence

Function - Category and Type



Commemorative Monument

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Fredericton, Local Historic Places file, "190 Canada Street"

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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