Lady Beaverbrook Residence

The onset of the Great Depression framed the construction of the first facility Lord Beaverbrook constructed at UNB, officially named “Lady Beaverbrook’s Building,” a men’s residence that was completed in 1930. 

Lady Beaverbrook Residence

The building exudes an air of collegiate style and distinction with its brick detail, carved stone entrances, interior pool, mansard roof and four-sided clock tower (capped by a conspicuous beaver weathervane); notwithstanding the fact that it hosted a luncheon for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939 during the first Royal visit to Canada.

The tower chimes play “The Jones Boys”, a favorite Miramichi folk song of Lord Beaverbrook.

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