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The Wood Block
4 - 14 Bridge Street, Sackville, N.B.

THE WOOD BLOCK
1914

The Wood Block replaced the earlier Music Hall Block which was destroyed by fire in 1914. The site was rebuilt in 1914-15 by Josiah Wood who turned over the management of his business interests to his son William T. Wood. The building included the Imperial Theatre on the upper level which served as a venue for stage shows, public lectures and movies. The ground floor level has been used for a wide variety of shops, restaurants, stores and offices.

In 1994, The Wood Block was declared a Provincial Heritage Site.

New/Nouveau
Brunswick


THE WOOD BLOCK
1914.

Constructed of local stone,
this Romanesque Revival
building is closely associated
with Josiah Wood, a
prominent Westmorland
County businessman and
politician. The upper-level
theatre is a unique design
feature.


PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE.
Wood

Plaque placed by Province of New Brunswick (Provincial Historic Site), in 2000.

This site is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places ; see Wood Block

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

Jackson, K. and C.Scobie, Sackville Then and Now: New Brunswick's Oldest Town in Photographs (Sackville, N.B.: Tantramar Heritage Trust, 2013), pp. 23, 40-41.

Allen, Rod, "The Imperial Theatre: Sackville's grand old ruin," Moncton Times-Transcript , 26 January 2002.

Ridlington, Emily, "Imperial Theatre Still Standing After 90 Years," Sackville Tribune-Post , 11 May 2005, p. 15.

"A Visit To The Past," Sackville Tribune-Post , 9 August 2006, p. 14.


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