895 Charlotte Street

895 Charlotte Street

Three poets have lived in this "foursquare" house since it was built in the last decade of the 19th century. They were Theodore Roberts, his daughter Dorothy Roberts Leisner., and the distinguished UNB professor Alfred Bailey. The seemingly uncomplicated foursquare’s design of a two-storey, cube-shaped block with a hipped roof was developed by an American architect in 1891 as a response to the fussiness and asymmetry of the Queen Anne Revival house, and it had a tremendous popularity across the continent until the 1920’s. Several squared bays off of the main floor enrich this particular instance.