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Rev. Mahon House [The Manse]([1900])
106 Parr Street, Saint-Andrews, NB, Canada
Residential, Country house [basement, 2 floors, 5 bedrooms]; wood; composite

Client: Reverend Mahon
Architect: E. Maxwell

Description: The Manse was built in 1900 during Edward Maxwell’s first year in Saint-Andrews. He was hired by the Greenock Presbyterian Church, which still owns and operates the building. It is in walking distance from the Hotel Algonquin. The building was to serve as both a summer residence for the Rev. Mahon and his family, as well as the official administrative building for the Presbytery. This dual purpose was reflected well in the typical floor plan. The drawing room and study, which served as the clerical and public locus, was to be situated on opposite sides of the main hall, from the front entrance. The rooms for family activities were located at the rear for privacy, with a secondary hallway and stairwell leading up to the first floor bedrooms. An L-shaped wing, at a 45-degree angle to the house, was used for the kitchen and service rooms. A large gallery was accessible via French doors through the drawing room and nursery, creating a congenial space for guests and family alike. Edward designed The Manse with the intent to give the building a formal and monumental appearance by the placement of a portico with Ionic columns. A singular gable with a window was centered above it, Colonial style. Two oval dormer windows were set in the gambrel roof in alignment with the chimneys. Quoins were painted white to contrast the dark clapboard covering of the country house proper.

Holdings: Country house (basement, 2 floors, 5 bedrooms); wood; composite
15 Drawings: 12 ink on linen; 3 watercolour on linen
7 Development drawings: floor plans, elevations
8 Detail drawings: elevations, section, entry, structure, stairs, door, fireplaces, flues, gallery

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