Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
1 Chipman Hill
Remarkable for the range of trompe l'œil effects and skillful execution, the wall and ceiling paintings inside this residence, part of a row of similar town houses, reflect the taste of the High Victorian era, combining classical and Renaissance influences, the paintings create the illusion of sculpture, wall paneling, materials and textures. These works, probably executed in the 1870s, are an expression of the wealth of a successful entrepreneur. This is a rare surviving example of early artistic painted decoration in a Canadian home.
Remarquables par la variété de leur décor en trompe l'œil et qualité de leur exécution, les peintures des murs et des plafonds de cette résidence, appartenant à une rangée de maisons similaires, illustrent bien les goûts de l'apogée de l’ère victorienne. Les œuvres créent l’illusion de sculptures, de panneaux muraux, de textures et de matériaux s'inspirant de l'Antiquité et de la Renaissance. Probablement réalisées dans les années 1870, elles reflètent l'aisance d'un riche entrepreneur. Ce programme artistique demeure l'un des rares
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 45° 16.455′ N, 66° 3.777′ W. Marker is in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker is on Chipman Hill just south of Union Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Chipman Hill, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2A7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loyalist House / La Maison Loyaliste (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Marco Polo (about 150 meters away); Centerbeam Place (about 180 meters away); Scottish Strength (about 180 meters away); The Landing of the Loyalists (about 180 meters away); Prince William Street - Before and After the 1877 Fire (about 180 meters away); St. John's (stone) Church / L'Église St. John (about 210 meters away); The Great Fire of 1877/L’incendie de 1877 (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
Regarding 1 Chipman Hill.
Also see . . . 1 Chipman Hill. Not only does this property have significant heritage value for the exceptional paintings, but it also played a role as part the boundary of the area destroyed by the Great Fire of 1877. The hard work that was put into saving the Chipman Hill properties from the flames broke the fire and helped prevent its spread to Union Street. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.