6180 Route 8
Description: The MacMillan Hotel is a two and a half storey Classical Revival Residence built in 1885. It is located on the South side of Route 8 and is situated within a grouping of period homes in the Boiestown region of the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi.
Heritage Value: The MacMillan Hotel is designated a Local Historic Place for its association with its original owner and for its architecture. Alexander MacMillan constructed this Classical Revival Home in 1885. The home is an excellent example of this style, exhibiting such traditional features a gable roof with returned eaves, rectangular massing and overall symmetry of the front façade. It is situated within a grouping of MacMillan family homes, its prominent architecture and size exemplifying days of economic growth within the lumber trade. He and his wife Janet operated a hotel and a small store within this residence. MacMillan was involved in the lumber business here and accumulated a considerable amount of woodland. Lumbering extended into the family, with Alexander's brother Daniel acquiring their father's local sawmill. The MacMillan family was a prominent business name and synonymous with economic growth within the Boiestown community from 1850 and in the turn of the century.
Source: Rural Community of Upper Miramichi, Site File #09-12
Character-defining Elements: The character-defining elements associated to the Classic Revival architecture of the MacMillan Hotel include:
- rectangular massing with T-shaped ell;
- balanced windows with entablatures;
- central gable dormer within roof line;
- patterned wide corner boards with capitals;
- wide eaves and returns;
- clad in clapboard siding;
- painted in contrast colors.