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Buckley Building has new owners

82 Germain Street, Saint John, New Brunswick

View from roof. Photo Credit: Bob McVicar

The Buckley Building has been sold. The new owners intend to convert the top floor to residential for their personal use and add a rooftop patio. The building is a three storey brick Italianate-Style commercial building on the east side of Germain Street.  The view from the roof affords a unique urban view directly down the newly renovated Grannan Lane as well as a view of the harbour.

The Buckley Building is significant as one of a collection of commercial, Italianate and Second Empire buildings that were built between 1877 and 1881 after the great fire.

The building is also significant because it housed the office of G. Ernest Fairweather from 1888 until 1920. G. E. Fairweather was a prominent architect and he designed many significant buildings in Saint John. He was originally associated with John Magee, as Magee and Fairweather, and in their office the plans were prepared for a great many of the buildings erected after the great fire in 1877.  Source:

The new owners have renamed the building “The Fairweather”. You can like their page, see design concepts and follow their progress on FACEBOOK

Stephanie represented the seller & Bob McVicar of Exit Realty (now Sutton Realty!) represented the buyers.

“Old Ordnance Building” Declared National Historic Site

274 Sydney Street, Saint John, New Brunswick

signThe “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:


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