Constructed in the opulent Queen Anne-style around 1895, this grand house features an intricately adorned verandah, bay windows, and a historical coach-house at the back. While originally built as a private home, it was later acquired by the Bank of Montreal to function as a residence for its bank managers from the years 1900 through to 1948.
Situated at 811 Charlotte Street in Fredericton, the building was purchased by Lord Beaverbrook and generously donated to the University of New Brunswick Alumnae Society. This was to ensure its use as a residence for female students. In October 1949, it was inaugurated as the Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence, a tribute to the late daughter of Mrs. H.G. Chestnut, the inaugural president of the Alumnae Society back in 1911.
Currently, this grand building serves as the premises for UNB‘s Renaissance College, boasting a stunning interior adorned with elaborate wood paneling, colorful floor tiles, and intricately carved wooden fireplaces, making it a testament to its rich heritage.
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