St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada

Private Residence

The Blockhouse was also used periodically as a private residence. John Shannon, a retired soldier, moved into the Blockhouse in 1857, and lived there for over 30 years. The wife of former New Brunswick premier, Sir Leonard Tilley, also had expressed interest in converting the building to a summer home in the 1880's. By the turn of the century, a teahouse was built on the property.

Photograph of the west blockhouse of St. Andrews and cow, around 1907
St. Andrews Blockhouse was once used as a private residence
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