Fredericton Photos

These photos reveal how close the buildings were together in the 19th and early 20th century. Most houses and businesses had sheds and/or cattle barns attatched to the back of their building. Many times, these sheds intersected each other. When a fire got out of control, there was little that could be done to stop it from spreading to other structures.

A view from the methodist church. City Hall is the far center,
with the Normal School to the right of it.

C.1885 - A view from the Legislature. The methodist church can be seen
as well as City hall in the distance (the one with the clock tower)

Elm Trees in the Foreground
A view of Methodist (Wilmot) Church can be seen again.
The buildings are very close together.