Neill House

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Building Name: Neill House
Neill House, 1961. UA PC 9 no. 52 (2).

Other Names: Neill

Civic Address: 22 Bailey Dr.

Sod Turning: [1961?]

Cornerstone Laying: 16 May 1961 by J. Stewart Neill

Opened for Use: September 1961

Official Opening: Fall 1961

Architect: Larson and Larson

Named for: The Neill family, contributors to the building of the residence and to the university in general.

Renovations/changes/additions: Unknown

Plaque Inscription: Neill House - Named in honour of the Neill family, long prominent in the commercial life of Fredericton, in particular Charles Ernest Neill, LL.D., a grandson of the founder of James S. Neill & Sons, sometime Vice President and General Manager of the Royal Bank of Canada, whose name, because of his gifts to the university and his concern for its welfare, is here gratefully recorded.

Notes: An all-male residence when opened in 1961, as of 1996 it became co-ed. The annual charity of Neill House is “Raise a Little Hell Day” where money is raised to shave the heads of proctors and/or pie a proctor and funds raised go to the Canadian Cancer Society. Neill House received an official coat of arms 15 February 1962. Its twin is Neville House.

Source(s):

  • Plaque Inscription: University of New Brunswick Public Relations Department Photograph Collection; Series 2; Sub-series 3; File 721; Item 14.
  • UA Case 122; Section 3; Neill House.


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