683 Principale St. in Saint-Basile, Edmundston, New Brunswick, E7C, Canada
Links and documents
1785/01/01 to 1786/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Soucy Farm is located in the Saint-Basile area of the city of Edmundston. It consists of a 2-story Second Empire house, 4 outbuildings and farmland.
The heritage value of Soucy Farm as a local historic place resides in the fact that the farmhouse is an excellent example of the Second Empire style. Having been built in 1785-1786, it has prospered in the Madawaska region for more than 200 years.
The heritage value of Soucy Farm is based on the architecture of its buildings and on the authenticity of the ancestral home. The residence is a good example of a vernacular house, derived from the Second Empire style and popular in the second half of the 19th century.
This family farm, owned by Conrad Soucy, developed thanks to livestock breeding and the alternate planting of potatoes and grains. It has seen seven generations of farmers, all descendants of Célestin Soucy. The working of the farm is reflected in the farmhouse as well as the barn (including the manure shed and the sheep enclosure), the potato cellar, the henhouse and the tool and machine shed.
Source: Société Historique du Madawaska - Ferme Soucy file.
The character-defining elements relating to Soucy Farm include:
- central location of the farm in the area (on Principale Street);
- ensemble of buildings that comprise the farm complex, including the farmhouse, the barn, the henhouse, the tool shed and the potato cellar;
- spatial arrangement of the buildings on the farmland reflecting a working farm.
The character-defining elements relating to the Soucy Farm house include:
- main section and its annex;
- gambrel mansard roof;
- three symmetrical dormer windows on the main façade;
- window placement;
- large open veranda on the main façade;
- original interior divisions;
- original interior finishing;
- lath walls and ceilings;
- walls of the main floor are made of planed boards;
- the staircase with its wooden banister and turned newel posts at either end;
- the wood stove.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
- Developing Economies
- Extraction and Production
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Food Supply
- Farm or Ranch
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Centre d'études Madawaskayenne
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