27 Hillcrest Drive
27 Hillcrest Dr., Moncton , New Brunswick, E1E, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
27 Hillcrest Drive consists of a French Norman two-story residence with pink stucco and centrally located tower. It is located on the north side of Hillcrest Dr., adjacent to Jones Lake in Moncton.
27 Hillcrest Drive is designated a Local Historic Place for being a rare example of French Norman-inspired residential architecture in Moncton and its occupants.
Some of the defining French Norman characteristics displayed in the design of this residence include the central main entrance that is located in the conical-roofed tower, hipped roof and dormers and embedded front walkway steps. It is one of only two such architectural designs in all of Moncton. Being one of the first residences built along Jones Lake, this residence also represents a residential growth in Moncton’s West End during the early 20th century.
27 Hillcrest Drive is also recognized for its association with is architect/designer and its prominent occupants. The residence was conceived and constructed by Frederick M. Lichtenberg in 1939. He arrived in Moncton from Germany in 1913 at the age of 27. He became one of the better-know contractors in Moncton during his career. At the time of his death in 1958, Lichtenberg resided in an identical house to 27 Hillcrest Drive, demonstrating his personal appreciation for this design. After it was completed, 27 Hillcrest Drive was sold to Francis Breau. Francis, having established Acadia Drug Co. Ltd. in 1934, was the first in what would become a prominent family of pharmacists in Moncton.
Source: Moncton Museum, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor files – “27 Hillcrest Dr.”
The character-defining elements relating to the architecture, design and context of this residence include:
- location adjacent to Jones Lake in Moncton’s West End;
- French Norman residential architecture;
- arched central entrance located in a tower with a conical roof;
- asymmetrical massing;
- hipped roof and dormers;
- embedded front walkway steps;
- irregular fenestration.
The character-defining elements relating to the interior include:
- original woodwork, including mouldings, window aprons and baseboards;
- built-in cabinets and niches;
- hardwood floors throughout;
- plaster walls and ceilings.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Frederick M. Lichtenberg
Frederick M. Lichtenberg
Location of Supporting Documentation
Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, historic places file "27 Hillcrest Drive"
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