Lady Beaverbrook Residence

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. 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.