Anderson Octagonal House
This unique octagonal house built in 1855 by local sea-captain George Anderson originally stood on a site in Bulmer Lane overlooking the wharf on the Tantramar River. It remained in the Anderson family until 1901, and latterly was used by the Enterprise Foundry for storage purposes.
In 1989 it was acquired by the Town of Sackville and was moved to what is now the Mount Allison parking lot at the corner of Main and King Streets. There it was re-purposed to serve as the Town's Visitor Information Centre.
In 2012 the building was acquired by The Tantramar Heritage Trust and moved to 29 Queens Road where it became part of the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre complex. There it underwent extensive renovation before being officially opened in its new location on 23 February 2013. It now houses exhibition space and the Trust's Resource Centre on the ground floor, a meeting place on the upper level, and storage in the basement.
| Marker placed by Town of Sackville, in 1999.
Note: This information is now out-dated.
Named for it unique 8-sided structure, the Octagonal House was built by Captain George Anderson, a shipbuilder and mariner. Later he sold the building to Captain Titus Anderson, his father. It has served as a home for a number of families since that time, and now houses the Sackville Information Centre and Craft Gallery.
For further information see THE ANDERSON OCTAGONAL HOUSE .
The building is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places ; see Captain George Anderson House
On the Anderson family, see Milner, W.C., History of Sackville New Brunswick (Sackville, N.B.: The Tribune Press, 1934), p.113 (available online at History of Sackville New Brunswick).
Tower, Katie, "Octagonal House Will Be Preserved," Sackville Tribune-Post , 28 April 2004.
Tower, Katie, "Octagonal House tenants seeking new location," Sackville Tribune-Post , 30 March 2011, p.8.
Tower, Katie, "Sackville town council delays selling off Octagonal House," Sackville Tribune-Post , 18 May 2011, p.2.
Tower, Katie, "Efforts under way for Octagonal House project to be included in Sackville's 250th anniversary celebrations," Sackville Tribune-Post , 3 August 2011, p.4.
Steuter-Martin, Marilla, "Historic landmark gets new home," Sackville Tribune-Post , 4 July 2012, p.22.
Doherty, Scott, "Tantramar Heritage Trust officially unveils Anderson Octagonal House," Sackville Tribune-Post , 6 March 2013, p.4.
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