Ronald Campbell House
17 Church Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L, Canada
Ronald Campbell House
George Campbell & Sons Ltd.
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Ronald Campbell House is a 2-storey white clapboard dwelling in the Greek revival style. It is located at the intersection of Church Street and Folkins Drive in Middle Sackville.
Ronald Campbell House is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association with the Campbell family.
In 1850, the first property in Middle Sackville was purchased by Ronald Campbell. The white clapboard house was built around that time in the Greek Revival style. It is a good example of this style, featuring returned eaves, a gable roof and overall symmetry. Several additions that have been made throughout the house to accommodate the family adhere to the original style of the house.
Ronald Campbell started working as a carpenter for the firm of John Humphrey and John Morice in Middle Sackville upon his arrival in the Sackville area in 1823 from Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Ronald and son George began their Carriage Factory business in 1854 and a few years later opened up a blacksmith shop. George Campbell and Sons Limited acquired the funeral business of F.M. Brown Funeral Homes Limited, of Amherst, in 1936. This business is still in the Campbell family. The descendants of the original owner still occupy this house and have remained active in the community.
Source: Town of Sackville, Historic Places File Cabinet, Ronald Campbell House File
The character-defining elements that describe Ronald Campbell House include:
- large two-storey rectangular massing;
- overall symmetry;
- gable roof with returned eaves;
- wide band of trim forms triangular pediment on gable end;
- porch and veranda added covering entrance door;
- porch roof showing a wide band of trim that forms a triangular pediment, similar to gable end;
- wide fascia board on side façade;
- symmetrically placed double hung windows on front and side façades;
- panelled pilasters topped with decorative design in the Doric style;
- clapboard siding.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
1936/01/01 to 1936/01/01
1823/01/01 to 1823/01/01
1854/01/01 to 1854/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
- Developing Economies
- Communications and Transportation
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Town of Sackville, Historic Places File Cabinet, Ronald Campell File
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