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Historical Markers in Fredericton, New Brunswick

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2019
Albion House 1871 Marker
1New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Albion House 1871
Best known as the Fred B. Edgecombe Dry Goods Store, Albion House was built after a major fire in 1871. The building was leased to Colwell and Jennings Ltd. Home Furnishings in 1920. In 1950 it became the J.D. Creaghan Co. Department Store. Rebuilt . . . Map (db m150291) HM
2New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Alexander "Boss" Gibson(1819-1913)
English: Lumber and railway baron and generous benefactor, Gibson was a pivotal figure in the economy of the Maritimes at a time of transformation and integration within the national economy. A leading entrepreneur in mid-to-late . . . Map (db m139997) HM
3New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Anatomy of the GuardAnatomie de la Garde
English: Fredericton's Changing of the Guard ceremony commemorates the birth of the Canadian Army in Officers' Square in 1883. Following the formation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867 and the departure of British Forces, the . . . Map (db m152399) HM
4New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Birthplace of the Canadian ArmyLieu de naissance de l'Armée canadienne
English: Canada's professional army was born on this site, here in Fredericton in 1883, with the formation of the Infantry School Corps. Sixteen years prior, in 1867, the Dominion of Canada was formed when the colonies of British . . . Map (db m152396) HM
5New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Charles Fisher(1808-1880)
English: Born in Fredericton, Fisher practised law before entering politics. Excepting the period 1850-1854 he represented York as a member of the Legislature continuously from 1837 until his retirement in 1868. Entering the . . . Map (db m139900) HM
6New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Charles Rainsford's Brave RescueCourageux Sauvetage de Charles Rainsford
English: Local Man Saves 200 Soldiers in the War of 1812 Courage and heroism are epitomized by Fredericton's Charles Rainsford, who led a risky mission to secure rations for a storm-stayed military regiment during an epic . . . Map (db m152398) HM
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7New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Christ Church Cathedral / Cathédrale Christ Church
English: Christ Church Cathedral, begun in 1845, is one of the best and earliest examples of the Gothic Revival in Canada. Its stone walls, crossing tower and picturesque massing, echoing the internal parts of the church, were . . . Map (db m139987) HM
8New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Epic Winter March of New Brunswick Soldiers in the War of 1812Marche épique en plein hiver de soldats du Nouveau-Brunswick pendant la guerre de 1812
English: During the War of 1812, as the colonies of British North America stood together to fend off attacks from the relatively new United States of America, close to 600 men undertook an epic trek. New Brunswick's 104th Regiment . . . Map (db m152395) HM
9New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — First Ministry of Health / Le Premier Ministère de la Santé
English: The Legislature of New Brunswick, recognizing the growing importance of health as a matter of public concern, established, in 1918, a department of government with specific and exclusive responsibilities in that field. . . . Map (db m139899) HM
10New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Fredericton City Hall / L'Hôtel de ville de Fredericton
English: Built in 1875-1876 to the design of architects McKean and Fairweather, this is the oldest municipal hall in Atlantic Canada still used for civic administration. Its imposing exterior and the many functions it has . . . Map (db m139800) HM
11New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Fredericton Military Compound / Le Complexe Militaire de Frédéricton
English: This building is one of four remaining structures of the British establishment which housed the garrison at Fredericton from 1784 until the withdrawal of Imperial troops in 1869. Occupying the area between York and Regent . . . Map (db m139996) HM
12New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Juliana Horatia (Gatty) EwingAn Important Early Storyteller / Une des premières chroniqueuses d’importance — 1841-1885 —
English: The wife of the last British Officer stationed in New Brunswick, Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing wrote and published an impressive 32 children's books and numerous articles during her brief life, dying at age 44. Fredericton was . . . Map (db m152397) HM
13New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Legislative Assembly Block / Complexe de L'Assemblée Législative
English: The Legislative Assembly Building, built in the Second Empire style with Corinthian features in 1882, together with the Old Education Building (1816, second story 1869) and the Departmental Building (1888), form the seat . . . Map (db m139856) HM
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14New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Lemuel Allan Wilmot1809-1878
English: Born in Sunbury County, educated at King’s College, and called to the bar in 1832, Wilmot entered politics as a reformer and represented York County in the Legislature (1835-51). A member of the Executive Council . . . Map (db m139897) HM
15New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot104e régiment d'infanterie du Nouveau-Brunswick — 1813-2013 —
English: In the winter of 1813, New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot marched over 1,100 km from Fredericton to Kingston, in present-day Ontario, to support the British effort during the War of 1812. This expedition is regarded as . . . Map (db m152393) HM
16New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — Sir Howard Douglas1776-1861
English: Born in England, Douglas was Lieutenant-Governor and Commander in Chief of New Brunswick (1823-1831). He encouraged agriculture and fostered pioneer work in steam navigation and lighthouse construction. In 1828 he founded . . . Map (db m139898) HM
17New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — St. Paul's United Church
English: Built in 1886, St. Paul's is a fine example of High Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, fashionable in Canada during the second half of the 19th century. The style is marked by a bold and vigorous approach to design, . . . Map (db m139980) HM
18New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — St. Peter's Anglican Church and Cemetery
Welcome to St Peter's Anglican Church and cemetery! The church building to your left was first opened for worship late in 1837 - Queen Victoria had just come to the throne the previous June! The nation of Canada had not yet been conceived, the . . . Map (db m138995) HM
19New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — The 104th Regiment / Le 104e Régiment
English: Six companies of this Fredericton-based regiment made a 700-mile, 52-day march to Quebec and Kingston between February and April 1813. The feat was accomplished in the face of hunger, cold and heavy snows, with remarkably . . . Map (db m139995) HM
20New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — The Right Honourable William Maxwell Lord Beaverbrook
Member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council and Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick was born on May 25th 1879 the son of the Reverend William and Jane Aitken of the Manse, Newcastle, new Brunswick. Throughout a career remarkable for its many . . . Map (db m152392) HM
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21New Brunswick (York County), Fredericton — York County Court House / Le Palais de Justice du Comté de York
English: Opened about 1858, this building is the earliest surviving New Brunswick court house constructed of brick. It represents the beginning of the trend toward the widespread use of brick and stone in public buildings in the . . . Map (db m139799) HM
 
 
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