James Daniel MacMillan Residence
6170 Route 8
Description: The James D. MacMillan residence is a Queen Anne Revival home located on the south side of Route 8 in the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi. It is situated within a grouping of period homes in the region of Boiestown.
Heritage Value: The James D. MacMillan Residence is designated a Local Historic Place for its association with its first owner, James D. MacMillan, a descendant of a longstanding family name in Boiestown. MacMillan, like his father and grandfather, was involved in lumbering in this region. James D was long affiliated to the business firm established by successful lumberman William Richards, also of this community. The Queen Anne Revival home is also valued for its architectural detail. Built near the turn of the 19th century, this place is a very elaborate home situated in this rural lumbering community. It was built within a grouping of MacMillan family homes. The queen Anne Revival style is reflected in details such as the variety of sheathing styles, the overall asymmetrical massing and the classical inspired portico. The immense barn located on the grounds indicated the prominence of the property owner of that time.
Source: Rural Community of Upper Miramichi, Site File #10-19
Character-defining Elements: The character-defining elements relating to the Queen Anne Revival architecture of the James D. MacMillan House include:
- irregular form and massing;
- cross gable roof lines;
- gable façade with returned eaves and ornamented in fish scale and diamond shingles;
- use of triple windows;
- classically-inspired portico with pediments and columns;
- corner boards with capitals;
- sparrow-pecked Miramichi sandstone foundation with patterned stone spacers;
- clad in wooden clapboards;
- painted in contrasting colors.