McConnell Hall

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Building Name: McConnell Hall

Uphill view of McConnell Hall, [196-]. UA PC 9 no. 14 (7).

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 and philanthropist (building officially named 22 September 1961)

Renovations/changes/additions: New wings added 1965; renovations in 2004 increased the building's capacity as well as created new serving stations.

Notes: Originally served the male resident students of Aitken, Jones, Neville and Neill House. Continues to serve as a dining hall for students living on campus.


  • 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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