Odell Cottage is one of my favourite homes in the old
downtown plat of Fredericton.
This cottage was built in 1855 by William Odell on a pasture
lot extending to Kings' College
(now the University of New Brunswick).
It is a wood frame structure with an ell on the back.
In the mid 1970's I boarded at this house during one winter.
It belonged to a cousin of my father's.
My bedroom was where the two windows are in the above photo.
the side wrap porch
On this day when my friend and I were walking we met up
with the cousin who now lives in this house.
She graciously gave us a tour of the inside bringing back
memories of my time living there.
Few changes have been made other than fresh paint and large
garden doors to a back patio.
It still remains a beautiful cottage with it's original doors, windows, woodwork etc.
This side wrap porch is beautiful with ornate trim.
The cottage has been pink for a long time.
It is also known as Fiddlehead Cottage because
of the fiddle head shapes in the carving on the porch.
Isn't it just the sweetest cottage?
There are some very beautiful old homes in Fredericton.
These photos were taken in September 2012.
It is a beautiful day here and tomorrow we are going to St. Martin's along the Bay of Fundy to explore the caves and the Fundy Trail. We'll also be dining on some seafood. And you know I'll be taking pictures. I also hope to visit Faye at her little shop "House of Henry". Her delightful blog is The Blessed Hearth. Drop over and see what she's been making this week.
Watch for a new blogpost soon!
Enjoy your weekend.