312 Saunders St – Howland House

ADDRESS:  312 Saunders St., Fredericton, N.B.,  E3B 1N8  LOCATION: Downtown and only six short blocks from the Saint John River and its network of walking and biking trails. Supermarkets, shopping, churches and restaurants, plus business and government services are nearby within walking distance, as well as municipal bus service. BUILDING TYPE: Heritage Conversion with Contemporary Annex. Now 9 units. NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Howland who arrived in Plymouth, Cape Cod, Mass. on the Mayflower in 1620. He is the earliest ancestor of the current owners to settle in North America. His daughter , Desire, married John Gorham who arrived with his father Ralph on a later ship. HISTORY: The original single family home was divided into three units in the 1960’s and a six unit annex was added in 1970. The original house  had a two level veranda  which was removed and replaced with  expanded master bedrooms in each of the street facing units.   This property appears to have been used for livestock sheds for the Fredericton Exhibition Palace. on the A.M. Hubly aerial map of 1882 .