As its name suggests, UNB Memorial Hall was completed in 1924 as a memorial to the UNB alumni who died in World War I.
UNB Memorial Hall was originally designed as a science building but has housed a number of disciplines over the years, as well as having accommodated the UNB graduations in its auditorium from 1924 until 1946.
The Classical-style brick edifice, characterized by its prominent wings with pediments, corner quoins, multi-columned portico, and a lobby graced with magnificent stained wood Ionic pilasters, provides a striking contrast to the Tudor Gothic auditorium. The auditorium’s style is fitting as it lends a sacred ambiance to the space, amplified by an impressive array of stained glass windows. Particularly noteworthy is the commemorative window behind the stage, illustrating the victory of good over evil as portrayed in Milton’s Paradise Lost.
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