|The Wood Block
4 – 14 Bridge Street, Sackville, N.B.
|THE WOOD BLOCK
1914The Wood Block replaced the earlier Music Hall Block which was destroyed by fire in 1914. The site was rebuilt in 1914-15 by Josiah Wood who turned over the management of his business interests to his son William T. Wood. The building included the Imperial Theatre on the upper level which served as a venue for stage shows, public lectures and movies. The ground floor level has been used for a wide variety of shops, restaurants, stores and offices.In 1994, The Wood Block was declared a Provincial Heritage Site.
THE WOOD BLOCK
Constructed of local stone,
this Romanesque Revival
building is closely associated
with Josiah Wood, a
County businessman and
politician. The upper-level
theatre is a unique design
PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE.
|Plaque placed by Province of New Brunswick (Provincial Historic Site), in 2000.
|This site is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places ; see Wood Block
This building is within the Town of Sackville Municipal Heritage Conservation Area A.
Jackson, K. and C.Scobie, Sackville Then and Now: New Brunswick’s Oldest Town in Photographs (Sackville, N.B.: Tantramar Heritage Trust, 2013), pp. 23, 40-41.
Allen, Rod, “The Imperial Theatre: Sackville’s grand old ruin,” Moncton Times-Transcript, 26 January 2002.
Ridlington, Emily, “Imperial Theatre Still Standing After 90 Years,” Sackville Tribune-Post, 11 May 2005, p. 15.
“A Visit To The Past,” Sackville Tribune-Post, 9 August 2006, p. 14.