Magee House

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Building Name: Fred Magee House

Magee House. PR; Series 1; Sub-series 4; Item 6437.

Other Names: New Brunswick Residence Cooperative Building, Magee House

Civic Address: 780 Montgomery St.

Sod Turning: Spring 1969

Cornerstone Laying: Unknown

Opened for Use: Winter 1970

Official Opening: 4 April 1970; 16 October 1974 (re-opened and re-named under UNB management)

Architect: Tampold and Wells

Named for: Frederick Magee, businessman from Port Elgin, NB; philanthropist; member of the New Brunswick cabinet and president of the executive council; and a graduate of UNB who provided funding to start the Business Administration degree course.

Renovations/changes/additions: Unknown

Notes: Magee House is the twin building to McLeod House. Construction on the building was halted in June 1969 when cracks were found in the foundations of the buildings. During construction on the building in August 1969 a worker, J. Brian Young, was killed when he fell from from a seven story scaffold. The building was originally under the purview of the New Brunswick Residence Cooperative, with UNB assuming management in 1973. Magee House has the capacity for 103 married couples.


  • UA Case 122; Section 3; Magee House.
  • UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), April - June 1969
  • UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), July - September 1969

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