House donated to UNB to be used as president's residence

September 4, 2009

University of New Brunswick alumni Julia MacLauchlan and Warren McKenzie have donated Somerville House, a historic home on Fredericton's Waterloo Row and named after UNB's first president, to the university as the new residence for the school's president. Having had ties to UNB since 1845, Somerville House was purchased by the couple in 2003, and was fully restored to be true to its origins. The donors have established a capital renewal fund for the property to ease maintenance costs for UNB. The school plans to sell the president's current residence and use proceeds from that sale to contribute to the fund. Homes have recently been donated to Wilfrid Laurier University and UOIT. UNB News Release