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Frank W. Begley School

A quick break from the streetcar photos today…

A recent postcard acquisition is this 1916 shot of Begley School. Built in 1913 as the Assumption Street School, the school stood watch over the neighbourhood until it was demolished in 2004.

In 1924, the school was doubled in size and connected by a central tower. Both the original building and the expansion were designed by local architect Albert McPhail.

The school was renamed from Assumption Street school, to Frank Begley, after a long time school board trustee (from what I can remember).

The original building was the western half of the school. Many of the original windows were long since filled in.

In May, 2004, the bulldozers moved in…

…and the original building bit the dust. Currently a new Begley school occupies the site.

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