868 George Street

868 George Street

The hand-split laths, hand-hewn beams, two fine large fireplaces in one huge chimney, interior molding, and iron HL hinges tend to date this house as circa 1800. Dr. Lilian Beckwith Maxwell, a central New Brunswick historian who lived in the house, speaks of it as the cottage the distinguished Loyalist Col. Isaac Allen built in Fredericton (he also had a large estate upriver). Local tradition has it that Allen, one of the first colonial judges of His Majesty’s Supreme Court, used the parlor as his courtroom as was the custom then. He died in 1806 but his sister Miss Hannah and his daughter Sarah lived here, the latter till her death in 1858.