South House Restoration Committee v. Rothesay Netherwood School

South House is the oldest building on the picturesque campus of Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Rothesay, in turn, is an historic and significant town, that has been, and still is, the home of many of New Brunswick’s most prominent families. In 2006, RNS proposed to demolish South House, in spite of concerted efforts by a number of the school’s alumni to save the building. On the eve of demolition, we advanced a Notice of Motion for an injunction to prevent the destruction of the landmark, and we succeeded. After the injunction order was issued, the school and the Restoration Committee arrived at a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute.

The significance of this case has been that South House continues to grace RNS, the Town of Rothesay and all of New Brunswick as a great example of Gothic Revival architecture.