Burden Schoolhouse

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Building Name: Burden Academy

The original location of Burden Academy, 1967. UA PC 9a no. 13 (1).

Other Names: Centennial Schoolhouse, Burden Schoolhouse.

Civic Address: corner of Windsor St. and King’s College Rd.

Sod Turning: N/A

Cornerstone Laying: N/A

Opened for Use: [before 1850]

Official Opening: 15 May 1967 (dedication)

Architect: Unknown. Renovations completed under the artistic direction of John Corey.

Named for: The schoolhouse's original location in Burden, N.B.

Renovations/changes/additions: Moved from Burden, N.B. to the UNB Fredericton campus upon the building of the Mactquac Dam for the centennial celebration.

Burden Schoolhouse on the road to UNB, 1967. UA PC 9a no. 13 (10). Photo credit: Harvey Studios Ltd.


Plaque/Sign Inscription: Burden Academy This one-room schoolhouse, whose origin pre-dates confederation, was located at Burden, New Brunswick, and served this community until June of 1966. It was moved to its present site on the campus of the University of New Brunswick in 1967 and restored as a centennial project so that it might serve as an example of the early educational facilities in this province.

Notes: Officially re-opened 15 May 1967 during Encaenial celebrations by Hon. W.W. Meldrum, Q.C., then provincial Minister of Education.


  • Sign/Plaque Inscription: UNB Public Relations Dept. Photograph Collection, Series 2; Sub-series 1; File 136, no. 3.
  • UA Case 123; Section 3, Box 1.

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