289 Westmorland Street

289 Westmorland Street

The Moore family was a typical hardworking rural New Brunswick household that saw their fortunes change dramatically in the mid-1880’s when a relative in Ireland who owned two successful flax mills died without an heir, leaving the fortune to Charity Moore, his Canadian sister. They moved into this new custom-built and suitably opulent Queen Anne Revival home in 1890, setting it back from the street to give added impact. The house boasts sumptuous woodwork, beautiful three-tiered brass and crystal chandeliers hanging from the double parlour ceilings, triple-bay windows at either end featuring wooden louvered shutters, and numerous fireplaces with ornate tile hearths.