O'Brien Gates

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O'Brien Gates at the entrance to UNB, (196-?). UA PC-12 no. 24 (2). Photo credit: Harvey Studios Ltd.

Name of Structure: O’Brien Gates

Other Names: King’s College Gates

Location: On King’s College Rd. facing Windsor St.

Date Unveiled: 14 October 1964 by Mrs. Kathleen O'Brien


Named for: NB Lieutenant-Governor J. Leonard O’Brien

Event/Occasion/Significance: Dedication of he O'Brien Gates

Plaque Inscription/Text Associated: These gates are a gift from The Honourable J. Leonard O'Brien K.St.J., K.G.C.M., LL.D., D.C.L., Ph.D., Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and Visitor to the University on behalf of Her Majesty, and from his wife Kathleen O'Leary A.D. 1964.

Notes: The gates were a gift from Lieutenant-Governor O’Brien and his wife Kathleen. When designed, a portion of the land to be used was owned by the City of Fredericton. The city released the land to UNB and the gates were constructed.


  • Montague, Susan. A Pictorial History of the University of New Brunswick. University of New Brunswick, 1992, p. 182.
  • UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), July - December 1964.
  • UA Case 121; Section 3; Gates.

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