The Chipman Hill Suites property at 1 Chipman Hill is a three-storey, brick, side-gabled, neo-classical residence with an off-centered entrance. It was built circa 1850 as part of a group of three pre-fire brick buildings on Chipman Hill in Saint John. Only a few buildings which pre-date the Great Saint John Fire of 1877 remain standing. 76 Union Street was built at the same time as the Carriage House of 1 Chipman Hill. Chipman Hill Suites is honoured to be the preserver and caretaker of 76 Union Street for future generations.
This building is part of 1 Chipman Hill which was originally known as Pratt House. It is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture, for its survival against two separate incidents of near loss and for its association with early occupant Charles Pratt.
The lots containing this home and its sister homes were once part of the Ward Chipman estate. Ward Chipman was an important lawyer and politician in early Saint John. The street is still named for him, although his own grand residence on the other side of Union Street was demolished to make way for the Carnegie Library and the YMCA.
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