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Resurgo Place and the Heritage Preservation Review Board Present Doors Open Moncton 2015

September 29, 2015

MONCTON — Resurgo Place and the Heritage Preservation Review Board invite the public to celebrate our city’s rich history, architecture and diversity during the seventh edition of Doors Open Moncton on Saturday, October 3, 2015. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., several of Moncton’s most interesting landmarks will open their doors to the public free of charge. 

This year’s locations can be visited in any order:

Elmwood Cemetery (1856), 200 Elmwood Drive
What is the story behind MacBeath and Edgett Avenues? Visit the cemetery and learn about the people behind some of the city’s street names and who have shaped our local history. Since its inception, the cemetery has been a non-denominational final resting place for many of Moncton citizens. The monuments, vaults and grave markers reflect the names of countless persons who contributed significantly to Moncton’s history.

Tankville School (1873), 1665 Elmwood Drive
Built in 1873 by Émile LeBlanc, the one-room schoolhouse located near the Irishtown Park is an iconic symbol of early Canadian education. The fact that it is the only one-room school house in the Province to have been restored on its original site makes it all the more rare.

C.L. Jones Residence (1878), 3 Cross Street
Built in 1878 and originally owned by Robert Crozier Donald, Clarence Lewis Jones lived in the house from 1917. Jones, a local entrepreneur was the first person in the Moncton area to manufacture and sell pasteurized milk in the Moncton area. He, along with R. C. Donald, bought land and supervised the building of many homes during the early development of Sunny Brae.

A city’s growth and evolution is revealed by visual representations of the past. Buildings, like sculptures or paintings, are these visual representations and are material witnesses to the passage of time and have much insight to offer on social and economic trends. Doors Open is an extraordinary historical and architectural adventure where visitors can explore some of the buildings that constitute Moncton’s architectural landscape. This unique event gives inquisitive visitors a behind the scenes look at some of the city’s most curious constructions. 

For more information, please contact Resurgo Place at 506-856-4383, by e-mail at info@resurgo.ca  or visit www.resurgo.ca 

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Media Contact:

Joanne Duguay
Heritage Development Officer – Community Relations 
Resurgo Place
City of Moncton