746 George Street

746 George Street

Narrow eaves, simple proportions, and a lack of conspicuous decoration beyond the classically-inspired porch dates this house to before or around 1850, on what was then one of the back streets of Fredericton. Charles Lugrin, editor of the Royal Gazette, bought the property in 1850 "with dwelling" and copies of the Gazette have been discovered as insulation in the exterior walls. In 1868 the noted British children’s author Juliana Horatia Ewing rented this home with her husband Rex, an officer with the last British regiment stationed in the capital. "Aunt Judy", as she was known, was popular with the Roberts children next door and she achieved wide acclaim when she returned home to Britain.