758 George Street

758 George Street

Built by Jonathan Odell’s son William about 1855 on a pasture lot extending to King’s College (UNB), this farm cottage was later the home of Hon. A.G. Blair, Premier of New Brunswick from 1883 to 1896. Evidence indicates that the present house encompasses two separate houses joined together in the late 1870’s. The long trellis verandah with its carved fiddleheads secures this cottage as one of the outstanding local examples of the Picturesque, a mid-19th century style which sought interesting decorative effects that integrated architecture and landscape into a harmonious and "picturesque" whole. The house has been pink for over 100 years, and according to family tradition, should remain so.