Building Name: McConnell Hall
Other Names: Residence dining, Residence cafeteria
Civic Address: 19 Bailey Dr.
Sod Turning: 1960
Cornerstone Laying: [1960?]
Opened for Use: 15 September 1961
Official Opening: 5 October 1961
Architect: ADI; Larson and Larson
Named for: John Wilson McConnell, publisher of the Montreal Star, businessman, humanitarian, philanthropist (building officially named 22 September 1961). He made several large, anonymous contributions to the construction of UNB student residences and the dining hall. Only after Lord Beaverbrook exerted considerable pressure on him, permission was received to name the dining hall after McConnell.
Renovations/changes/additions: New wings added 1965; renovations in 2004 increased the building's capacity as well as created new serving stations.
- Leroux, John. Building A University: The Architecture of UNB. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2010, p. 77, 81.
- UA Case 123; Section 3, Box 1; McConnell Hall.
- UA Case 122, Section 3; Chronological Listing of Buildings.
- UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), June - December 1961
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