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10 Austin Street

10 Austin Street, Moncton , New Brunswick, E1C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1996/09/23

10 Austin Street - looking north - 2004; Moncton Museum
10 Austin Street - 2004
This image shows the distinctive eyebrow window. ; Moncton Museum
10 Austin Street - East View - 2004
This fire insurance map of Moncton from 1911 shows the three similar residences at the corner Church and Austin Streets.; Moncton Museum
Fire Insurance Map - Moncton - 1911

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Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/04/21

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

10 Austin Street is located on the south side of Austin Street in Moncton. Built in 1911, it consists of a 2-story early 20th century Colonial Arts and Crafts residence.

Heritage Value

10 Austin Street is designated as a Local Historic Place because it is an expression of a Colonial Arts and Crafts style residence from the turn of the 20th century. This style of architecture is more rare than its prolific counterparts, the Colonial Four-Square and Federal styles.

The location and context of this residence also adds to its heritage value. When this residence was built in 1911, an identical house only a few meters off of the southeast and a similar house a few meters to the east were also built. The land was owned and developed by Stephen O. Humphrey. These three Arts and Crafts houses, when appreciated together, create a specifically aesthetic corner unlike any other in the City of Moncton.

In 1996, 10 Austin St. was designated a Heritage Property through the City of Moncton Heritage Preservation By-Law #Z-1102.

Source: Moncton Museum, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor files – “10 Austin St.”

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements relating to the architecture include:
-symmetrical boxy massing;
- enclosed full-width veranda;
- paired square stone pillars;
- twin gable dormers with intersecting eaves;
- exposed rafters and laths;
- plain fascia;
- brackets;
- curved bays with eyebrow roofs;
- flared gable roof;
- Roman arch fanlight transom over rectangular 6/6 window;
- shingles on upper story;
- pecked stonework;
- chimneys;
- sandstone with quoins on corners and windows;
- date stone “1911”.

The character-defining elements relating to the interior include:
- built-in benches and bookshelves;
- original stairway;
- fireplaces;
- moulded woodwork throughout;
- Roman arch window headers;
- folding glass panel doors concealing original pocket doors;
- hardwood floors;
- ceiling light medallions;
- stained glass rectangular transoms on 3 over 3 single hung windows.



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)

1996/01/01 to 1996/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type


Commerce / Commercial Services
Shop or Wholesale Establishment


Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer



Stephen O. Humphrey

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, New Brunswick - historic places files - "10 Austin St."

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