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Here Stood the House Occupied by Benedict Arnold

 
 
Here Stood the House Occupied by Benedict Arnold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2019
1. Here Stood the House Occupied by Benedict Arnold Marker
Inscription.  Here stood the house occupied by Gen. Benedict Arnold, famous Revolutionary War soldier, prominent merchant and trader 1787 to 1791.
 
Erected by New Brunswick Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 45° 16.367′ N, 66° 3.689′ W. Marker is in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker is on Canterbury Street just south of King Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the building at this address, facing Canterbury Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint John 225th Anniversary Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Centerbeam Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince William Street - Before and After the 1877 Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of Tea / Du thé en héritage (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Great Fire of 1877/L’incendie de 1877
Here Stood the House Occupied by Benedict Arnold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2019
2. Here Stood the House Occupied by Benedict Arnold Marker
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(about 90 meters away); The Marco Polo (about 90 meters away); Scottish Strength (about 90 meters away); New Brunswick’s First School of Law (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
 
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1. Benedict Arnold in Saint John, New Brunswick. Benedict Arnold left London in 1785 and settled in Saint John, New Brunswick. There he was surrounded by fellow loyalists who had fled the New England colonies and sailed north with their families and their possessions. In New Brunswick, Benedict Arnold began to rebuild his fortunes by acquiring large plots of land and engaging in the shipping trade with the West Indies. The hostile environment in the British Colony of New Brunswick proved too much for Benedict Arnold and his family. They crossed the Atlantic and resettled in London in 1791. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Benedict Arnold. Benedict Arnold arrived in Saint John, where he soon acquired what was described as “quite a pretentious home” at the corner of King and Canterbury Streets. It was a 2 1/2 storey wooden building with a gambrel roof pitched toward King Street. The interior was well finished, the rooms
Nearby plaque marking the commercial building here today image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2019
3. Nearby plaque marking the commercial building here today
Henry Birks
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were large, and several had fireplaces. The King Street entrance was reached by steps leading to an enclosed porch. Three dormer windows completed the upper story of the quite substantial residence. One of Arnold’s children, George, was born there on September 5, 1787. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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