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John Burwash House I
87 York Street, Sackville, N.B.

JOHN BURWASH HOUSE I
c.1880

After the lot had changed hands several times, Mount Allison Science Prof. John Burwash purchased it in 1871 and erected this house c. 1880. When he left for a leave of absence in 1882 the house was acquired by Classics Prof. Alfred D. Smith. When he died in 1917 the house was sold to Herbert Wood who made various alterations and improvements to the property. Following Wood's death in 1938 the house has had a number of owners. At one point it served as a "German House" for Mount Allison University students.

The oldest part of the building is the steep-roofed structure on the left with the gable end facing the street (the long shed dormer with two windows is a later addition). The two-storey addition on the right which adds considerably to the size of the house may date to c.1920. The most striking feature is the sun porch which ties together the two parts of the house. The decorative glass at either side of the door shows Arts and Crafts influence.


     This building is within the Town of Sackville Municipal Heritage Conservation Area B.


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