Murray House

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Building Name: Florence Murray House

Murray house, 1959. UA PC 9 no. 35 (4).Murray house.jpg

Other Names: Murray House, Cowie House, Bishop Court

Civic Address: 806 George St.

Sod Turning: N/A

Cornerstone Laying: N/A

Opened for Use: [1959?]

Official Opening: [1959?]

Architect: Unknown

Named for: Florence Murray

Renovations/changes/additions: Many additions to the original house have created a rambling building with multiple storeys.

Notes: Known as Bishop Court when Anglican Bishop John Richardson lived here, the building served UNB as an off-campus female residence. Murray House closed its doors in 1981 and was sold to finance the renovation of Maggie Jean Chestnut House.

Murray House became the first co-educational residence at UNB, housing fourteen males and ten females in the fall of 1978.


  • "Murray House goes Co-Ed." The Brunswickan, vol. 113, no. 5, 29 September 1978, p. 3.
  • Montague, Susan. A Pictorial History of the University of New Brunswick. University of New Brunswick, 1992, p. 162.
  • UA Case 122; Section 3; Murray House.

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