Two hundred years and counting

Two hundred years and counting (HM1GPO)

Location: Saint Andrews, New Brunswick 28401 Charlotte County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 4.621', W 67° 3.719'

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Jeune de deux cents ans

English on left


Against the odds

Many blockhouses were built in North America, but few have survived. Why is this one still here? Throughout the 19th century the St. Andrews Blockhouse was used for storage and occasionally as a barracks by the militia. In the 1860s, during a brief period of tension with the United States, it again became an important component of civic defenses, but its military role declined soon after.


Part of who we are

By the late 1800s, St. Andrews has become a popular summer resort. This blockhouse, once known as the West Point Blockhouse, was converted into a residence, and a public tea room opened nearby. The other two blockhouses (East Blockhouse and Joe Point Blockhouse) were demolished. Over the years, this building has become a prominent symbol of St. Andrews. St. Andrews Blockhouse has been a national historic site since 1962.



Close call

In August 1993, the blockhouse was seriously damaged by fire. The people of St. Andrews and Parks Canada worked together to restore the blockhouse and ensure its place in the future of the town and the county.


French on right


Contre toute attente

De nombreux blockhaus virent le jour en Am?rique du Nord, mais seuls quelque-uns surv?curent. Pourquoi celui-ci est-il encore debout? Le blockhaus de St. Andrews fut utilis? comme entrep?t tout au long du 19ᵉ si?cle et comme caserne pour le milice de mani?re occasionnelle. Dans les ann?es 1869, au cours d?une br?ve p?riode de tensions avec les ?tats-Unis, il fit ? nouveau partie int?grante du complexe de d?fense du village, mais son r?le militaire diminua peu apr.


Indissociable de notre identit?

? la fin du 19ᵉ si?cle, St. Andrews ?tait devenu un centre de vill?giature tr couru en ?t?. Cet ouvrage de fortification, autrefois appel? blockhaus de la point ouest, fut converti en une ridence, et un salon de th? ouvrit ses portes ? proximit?. Les deux autres blockhaus (celui de la pointe est et celui de la pointe Joes) furent d?molis. Au fil des ans, le b?timent devint un important symbole de St. Andrews. Le blockhaus de St. Andrews fut class? lieu historique national en 1962.


Evite de justesse

En ao?t 1993, le blockhaus fut gravement endommag? par un incendie. Les citoyens de St. Andrew et Parcs Canada travaill?rent ensemble ? le restaurer et ? lui garantir une place dans l?avenir de la ville et du pays.
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HM NumberHM1GPO
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Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 652540 N 4993333
Decimal Degrees45.07701667, -67.06198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 4.621', W 67° 3.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 4' 37.26" N, 67° 3' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)910
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-55 Joes Point Rd, Saint Andrews New Brunswick 28401, CA
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