35 Colter Court, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Frogmore, a two and one half storey home, is a community landmark situated on land originally granted to Loyalist George Sproule. This hillside property, located in the rear of the Fredericton town plat, is fronted by an expanse of lawn and trees.
The heritage value of Frogmore resides not only in its placement upon a hillside but in the impressive structure befitting the means of its prominent owners. This 2 1/2 storey structure is a landmark in the community. The oldest part of the house dates to the early nineteenth century, with the western wing of the house having been added later by James Holbrooke. Holbrooke's ownership is significant as he was responsible for building the addition and completing the structure known as Frogmore. The newer part of the structure, constructed after 1822, has Classical Revival elements.
Frogmore had a succession of occupants, all being notable prominent long term residents and owners of this house. Frogmore embodies considerable social significance as grand skating parties were held on the frog pond. Frogmore was the site of a Royal visit in 1912 from the Duke and Duchess of Connaught.
Source: City of Fredericton property file: 35 Colter Court.
The character-defining elements associated with the impressive nature of Frogmore include:
- placement upon a hillside at the rear of the Fredericton town plat;
- setback from the street;
- fronted with manicured lawn and trees;
- Classical Revival elements associated with western wing of the structure;
- its temple front;
- its front door with sidelights;
- its large regularly spaced rectangular windows;
- semi-circular light on third floor of the structure;
- gable end to the front with strong eaves return;
- large central chimney on original section of the structure;
- veranda on two sides with ornamental detailing.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
1912/01/01 to 1912/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
- Peopling the Land
- People and the Environment
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Communications Facility
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Fredericton, Property File: 35 Colter Court
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