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Henry Hatheway Residence

134 Orange Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1982/06/29

This photograph shows the contextual view of the building, 2005; City of Saint John
Henry Hatheway Residence - Contextual view
This photograph shows the steeply-pitched central gable, which is a distinguishing characteristic of the Gothic Revival style, 2005; City of Saint John
Henry Hatheway Residence - Gothic gable
This photograph shows the elaborate entrance porch, the bracketed horse-shoe entablature and fanned wooden transom over the wood door with multi-paned glass panels, 2005; City of Saint John
Henry Hatheway Residence - Entrance

Other Name(s)

Henry Hatheway Residence
Albert S. Hay Residence
Résidence Albert S. Hay

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2009/03/05

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Henry Hatheway Residence is a one-and-a-half storey Gothic Revival residence with an off-centred entrance and a steeply-pitched central gable. It is located Orange Street within the Orange Street Heritage Preservation Area of Saint John.

Heritage Value

The Henry Hatheway Residence is designated a Local Historic Place for its location and its architecture.

The Henry Hatheway Residence is recognized as part of a block which survived the Great Saint John Fire which destroyed two-thirds of the city in 1877. The eastern end of Orange Street was occupied mostly by merchants and tradesmen. This residence is a good example of small-scale Gothic Revival residential architecture from a period prior to the fire. The time frame for these homes began in 1830 and the style was still used as late as 1890. This residence appears to be in the mid-range of the evolution of the Gothic Revival style and was undoubtedly built as a result of the expansion of the City of Saint John through the waves of immigrants in the 1830's and 1840's. A great majority of this immigration was due in part to the Irish Famine.

Source: Planning and Development Department - City of Saint John

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe the Henry Hatheway Residence include:
- similar set-back with neighbouring buildings;
- rectangular one-and-a-half storey massing;
- gable roof;
- steeply-pitched central gable;
- wooden door with multi-glass panes in upper panel;
- fanlight transom above the door;
- bracketed horseshoe arch over the entrance;
- off-centre enclosed porch with a gable roof;
- central chimney;
- rectangular vertical sliding 6/2 wooden windows with entablatures and shutters;
- cedar shingle siding.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Municipal Heritage Preservation Act, s.5(1)

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Preservation Act

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Peopling the Land
Migration and Immigration

Function - Category and Type



Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Planning and Development Department - City of Saint John

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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