765 Charlotte Street

765 Charlotte Street

This house was built in 1855 by James Burchell, builder and mason, who lived here until 1872. Like two older Shore Street houses it is made of thick planks pegged together and sheathed with clapboards. This was also the home of Edward Wetmore from 1872 to 1888, who was mayor of Fredericton during this time and was then elected to the New Brunswick Legislature. The property was sold in 1888 to Frank I. Morrison’s wife Jessie, and was occupied by their family until 1997. The existing playhouse in the back garden was built in 1893 for Frank’s daughter Lucy as a gift of fairness since her brother Luke was given a trip to the Chicago World’s Fair.