Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 293 - As the Fraser fades

It's hard to take a picture of the Fraser Memorial Building on Woodstock Road in Fredericton without getting a lot of interference in the frame. That's because this lovely old stone building has had so many more modern additions pasted onto it that it's almost lost in the jumble. For example, you can see at the bottom of this photograph the concrete wall that leads to a loading bay underneath the old front entrance.

The Fraser Building started its march toward obscurity when it was incorporated into the old Victoria Hospital, which then became the Victoria Health Centre when Chalmers Hospital was built. I feel bad both for the building and for Fraser him- or herself. As the beautiful old stone building as been renovated into obscurity, so too has the person after whom it was originally named.

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