1 Canada Road, Edmundston, New Brunswick, E3V, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Located in downtown Edmundston on Canada Road, Emmerson House is a one-and-a-half storey bungalow, a popular style from 1910 to 1930. This former residence was built around 1920.
Emmerson House is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its role in the community.
Emmerson House is recognized for being a good example of bungalow architecture that was very popular from 1910 to 1930. This style is reflected in the form, massing and details of the building. A unique feature of the house is that many of its elements were custom-built to accommodate the great height of John Emmerson, the first owner of the house.
Emmerson House is also recognized for its current and historic functions in the community. It currently serves as a tourism office and the Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, it has housed such integral community entities as Atelier RADO, the community radio station, and a doctor’s office.
Source: Madawaska Historical Society - Site File: “Maison Emmerson”
The character-defining elements that describe the bungalow architecture of Emmerson House include:
- one-and-a-half storey rectangular massing;
- exterior wood cladding;
- hardwood floors;
- stone walls in the basement;
- door for bringing in wood on the chute side;
- two large shed dormers on the main façade;
- gable roof with one slope that extends down to form a front veranda;
- interior elements built to accommodate the tall original occupant.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Tourist Facility
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Office or Office Building
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Madawaska Historical Society and Centre de documentation et d'études madawaskayennes - Historic Places File "Maison Emmerson"
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