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New Wyandotte Street School

From the Evening Record, Monday, July 20, 1914.

    When completed Windsor will have one of the finest public school buildings in Ontario, built at a cost of $75,000.00 The building is now about half completed and is being rushed by the contractors, the H.G. Christman Co., Hamilton, Ont. The new school is a twelve room building being built on Wyandotte street between Curry and McEwen avenues. The building is constructed of brick with stone trimmings, reinforced concrete floors, is entirely fire proof with Mackolite partitions between class rooms and asbestos slate roof and stairways from basement to second floors constructed of reinforced concrete.

    There are four main entrances to the building, two on the front and one at each end. In the basement are large toilet and play rooms for boys and girls, boiler, machine and ventilating apparatus rooms, and large manual training room. On the main floor are five class rooms, the principal’s office and large kindergarden, which will be used as auditorium for school concert, large rolling partitions opening up the auditorium to large 16 ft. corridor. The second floor is composed of science, sewing rooms and class teachers’ room, library, domestic rooms.

    ….

    The plans for the school were prepared by architect J. Carlisle Pennington, 35 La Belle building, Windsor.

Still standing, it forms the front part of J.E. Benson although quickly running out of time. Likely to be demolished once the school board shuts her down… At 98 years old, it is the oldest operating school building in the city that I can think of.


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