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C. L. Jones Residence

3 Cross Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1996/09/23

Although currently converted for commercial use, the original exterior and interior details of this residence have almost entirely been preserved.; Moncton Museum
3 Cross Street - Looking North - 2004
This photo depicts the Gothic Revival architecture of the residence prior to the additon of stone and other Classical details in 1883.  This photo was most likely taken when the builder, R. C. Donald, resided at this location.; Moncton Museum
C. L. Jones Residence - pre 1883
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Other Name(s)

C. L. Jones Residence
Champlain Florist
Fleuriste Champlain

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Construction Date(s)


Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/11/16

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The C. L. Jones Residence consists of a 2-story multi-gabled eclectic (Greek and Gothic Revival) dwelling. It is located on an elevated plot at the corner of Cross Street and Elmwood Drive in the Sunny Brae area of Moncton.

Heritage Value

The C. L. Jones Residence was designated for its unique blend of architectural styles and its level of preservation. The original wooden structure, built by R. C. Donald as his residence in 1878, was distinctively Gothic Revival. This is still evident in the asymmetrical massing and fenestration, as well as the sharply peaked gables. When brown rock face stone was added in 1883, Greek elements were introduced, such as stone quoins and pillars.

The C. L. Jones Residence was also designated for its association with Mr. Jones and R. C. Donald. Mr. Jones was a prominent businessman and developer, introducing the pasteurization of milk to the area through his milk factory and general store. He, along with R. C. Donald, bought land and supervised the building of many homes during the early development of Sunny Brae.

Source: Moncton Museum, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor files – “3 Cross”.

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements relating to location and context include:
- elevated corner plot;
- location in the Sunny Brae area of Moncton.

The character-defining elements relating to the exterior elements of the structure include:
- rock face brown stone with smooth white quoins;
- Tuscan pillars;
- original cement and stone walkway;
- steeply pitched gables and dormers;
- curved balusters on balustrades;
- lathed soffits under wide eaves;
- straight and label hood mould on windows;
- plain sills;
- rectangular windows with simple Gothic inspired tracery;
- triangular arched windows with simple Gothic tracery;
- wide mesh bargeboard across gable openings.

The character-defining elements relating to the structural elements of the building include:
- irregular massing and fenestration;
- cement and brick basement and foundation;
- steeply pitched roofs;
- original floor joists and beams.

The character-defining elements relating to the interior elements of the structure include:
- balustrade header;
- moulded door and window trim;
- lath and coffered wainscoting;
- boxed corner wall paneling;
- decorated, rosette and coffered tin on ceilings, crown moulding, cornices and wall panels;
- marble fireplace;
- carved square newel post on 1st floor;
- plain square newel post on 1st landing;
- spun balusters along stairway balustrade;
- wide moulded baseboards;
- original hardwood floors;
- lath and plaster walls;
- lath and coffered ceilings;
- brackets between crown moulding and coffered ceiling;
- wide moulded chair rails;
- plain entablatures over doors;
- moulded window aprons;
- carved corner trim boards.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Municipal Heritage Preservation Act, s.5(1)

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Preservation Act

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1883/01/01 to 1883/01/01
1996/01/01 to 1996/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type


Commerce / Commercial Services
Shop or Wholesale Establishment


Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer



R. C. Donald

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor, back office files - filed by civic address

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