274 Sydney Street, Saint John, New Brunswick
The “Old Ordnance Building” in the south end of Saint John, once deemed surplus and left unwanted, was just declared a National Historic Site. Built in 1842, the building is a former British military depot for weapons and ammunition. It was purchase and restored by local landlord/developer Commercial Properties Limited and is now occupied by office tenants including Dillon Consulting.
Margot Sackett of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was on hand for the announcement. “We’re looking for things that are of national significance, not regional, not provincial,” she said. “They have to stand out on a national scale, whether its people, places or events — and in this case, it’s the place.” Source: www.atlantic.ctvnews.ca
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