- Bradburn House, part of Traill College, was leased by the University from 1983-1991 and was acquired by the University in 1991.. It is named after Thomas Bradburn, whose family lived in the house from 1870-1909. The house was built for Bradburn some time between 1863 and 1870 but most probably around 1870. Bradburn was a prominent businessman who built the Bradburn Opera House (now gone). Bradburn House became an orphanage in 1909 and later became the Balmoral Nursing Home.