Sackville lawyer and former builder Henry Powell built the Anchorage in 1892-1893. It is a house with several well-preserved elements of the Queen Anne architecture.
Dr. James R. Calkin acquired the Anchorage in 1906; he practised medicine in Sackville for over forty-two years, as well as serving as house physician at Mount Allison University.
After Calkin's death in 1933, the property passed to wealthy retired Mariner Captain Ronald V. Bennett. A regular visitor was his brother, Viscount Richard Bedford Bennett, Canadian Prime Minister from 1930 to 1935. At the time of his death, Capt. Bennett left his sizable estate to the University, including his Sackville house.
In 2010 the Anchorage was converted to a student residence devoted to wellness and healthy living, care being taken to preserve the heritage character of the building.
| This site is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places ; for fuller details see Anchorage
This building is within the Town of Sackville Municipal Heritage Conservation Area B.
For the Anchorage as an example of the Queen Anne architectural style see Sackville Heritage Architecture Style Guide Section 6: QUEEN ANNE.
Levy, Carly, "New residence renovation on York Street will stay true to home's historic design," Sackville Tribune-Post , 4 August 2010, p.3.
"Mount Allison's new residence unveiled following $500,000 renovation," Sackville Tribune-Post , 8 September 2010, p.32.
For the Carriage House situated at the rear of the property see Anchorage Carriage House .
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