Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall,
65 York Street, Sackville, N.B. 
Centennial Hall was built in 1883 to commemorate the centennial of Methodism in the Chignecto area; more precisely, the centenary of the ministry of Rev. William Black. Designed by architect G. Ernest Fairweather, it was a two-storey stone building with a central tower. The style was Gothic Revival while the mansard-roofed tower reflected the popular Second Empire style. The building housed offices, classrooms, science labs, a library and the William Black Chapel.In March 1933 Centennial Hall was seriously damaged by fire. Following plans by architect Andrew Cobb, the structure was rebuilt in 1934 without the original central tower but with the addition of an extra storey. It housed offices, labs, a lecture hall, and a more modest chapel (in anticipation of the building of a new chapel, something which did not happen until 1965).

Currently Centennial Hall houses the University’s administrative offices.

Date inscribed on facade of building

Leroux, John and Thaddeus Holownia, A Vision in Wood and Stone: The Architecture of Mount Allison University (Kentville, N.S.: Gaspereau Press, 2016), pp. 41, 43-45, 94-95, 102-104.

Reid, John G., Mount Allison University: A History to 1963, Vol. I: 1843-1914, (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1984), p. 101.

Jackson, K. and C.Scobie, Sackville Then and Now: New Brunswick’s Oldest Town in Photographs (Sackville, N.B.: Tantramar Heritage Trust, 2013), p.80.

Pages Through the Ages: Centennial Hall on the Mount A web site.

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