Stewart, Dr. Charles House

Dr. Charles Stewart House,
85 York Street, Sackville, N.B. 
Rev. Dr. Charles Stewart purchased this property from Dr. Alexander Fleming and built the house in 1882. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Stewart came to Mount Allison to occupy the chair of Moral Philosophy and Evidences of Christianity. After 33 years in that position, for the last few years before his death in 1910, he was Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology.Dr. Stewart’s daughter, Harriet Starr Stewart, studied at the Mount Allison Female Academy from 1871 to 1878, then enrolled in the Mount Allison Wesleyan College from which she graduated with a B.A. in 1882, becoming the first woman in Canada to graduate with a B.A. She went on to graduate with an M.A. in 1885.

Dr. Stewart’s family continued to live in the home until 1930; since then the house has been owned by several Sackville families.

The house with its assymetrical facade has many features of the Second Empire architectural style. The facade has a two-storey bay window, a Second Empire dormer with pediment top, and a flat-topped Mansard roof with decorative cornice. The glassed-in porch has a hip roof and panelling at the lower level. The roof is covered with brown-stained shingles, while the rest of the house has Jamestown Blue clapboards with white trim.

This building is within the Town of Sackville Municipal Heritage Conservation Area B.

For the Stewart House as an example of the Second Empire architectural style see Sackville Heritage Architecture Style Guide Section 5: SECOND EMPIRE.

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