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Arthur Meighen School

Ontario : St. Marys
Location #13611
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Location Owner:OAP
Creation Date: 6/6/2016
Last Updated: 7/8/2018



Description
Arthur Meighen School is located in St. Marys, Ontario. The institution was built in 1875 and began as "St Marys Collegiate Institute". Numerous additions were made to the original property over the years. The building is now 38,740 square feet in size and situated on 1.3 hectares of land which was assessed in 2011 at approximately $1.65 million dollars.

St. Marys Collegiate was closed in 1954 when a more modern building was built - St. Marys Collegiate and Vocational Institute. The old school was sold to the town for $1.

Due to overcrowding in the school system, it became apparent that more classrooms were needed. St. Marys Collegiate was renovated and in 1955 opened under the name "North Ward Public School" , a name it retained until 1984 when it was changed to reflect one of the school's former graduates - and Canada's 9th Prime Minister.

20th Century

According to a former teacher, there was a science experiment on alternative forms of energy. A student brought in a container filled with pig manure. The container was corked and under pressure. When the student removed the cork, manure sprayed across the chalk board and the student's face.

With declining enrollment and aging infrastructure, the school was closed in 2010. It was put up for sale in 2011 but failed to attract any buyers. In November of 2012 it was sold to parties interested in renting out the building to "green" related businesses. The costs to repair the building were found to be too costly and the building was put back on the market. In November of 2015, a numbered company purchased the school and is preparing it for demolition.


mobileworks adds: Arthur Meighen[1874-1960], a lawyer, is also buried in St. Mary's Cemetery and was the ninth Prime Minister of Canada serving two short terms one in 1920, one in 1926. He was the first Prime Minister to be born after Confederation.


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Meighen
Arthur Meighen School
Created on:7/8/2018
Created by: Talker
18 photos
Define & Describe '16
Arthur Meighen School
Created on:2/20/2017
Created by: Motleykiwi
42 photos
Demolished
Arthur Meighen School
Created on:9/22/2016
Created by: historicallycultural
1 photos
2016 Summer
Arthur Meighen School
Created on:6/12/2016
Created by: LivingGhost
30 photos
June 6, 2016
Arthur Meighen School
Created on:6/6/2016
Created by: OAP
10 photos


Status:

Status: Demolished
Category: Educational



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aeb00 says:
8/31/2016 2:25:44 PM

Haha... we were literally 5 minutes too late. ??????

historicallycultural says:
8/31/2016 2:21:16 PM

Here right now....being demolished

LivingGhost says:
6/18/2016 3:15:07 AM

Thanks! and the POE is still open, theres a basement entrance

maple says:
6/17/2016 11:52:47 AM

Nice gallery Living!

Northof49 says:
6/12/2016 7:37:16 PM

Cool

OAP says:
6/8/2016 5:07:50 PM

Contact me for POE details if you plan to visit.

mobileworks says:
6/8/2016 8:26:52 AM

Good find and open, bonus. Added info.

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On 7/8/2018 7:58:17 PM user Talker created gallery : Meighen
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On 7/8/2018 2:18:13 PM user Talker deleted photos : DSC_0335.jpg / DSC_0337.jpg / DSC_0340.jpg / DSC_0341.jpg / DSC_0343.jpg / DSC_0347.jpg / DSC_0350.jpg / DSC_0351.jpg / DSC_0356.jpg / DSC_0361.jpg / DSC_0370.jpg / DSC_0378.jpg / DSC_0385.jpg / DSC_0386.jpg / DSC_0390.jpg / DSC_0400.jpg / DSC_0409.jpg / DSC_0416.jpg /
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On 7/5/2018 10:40:57 AM user Talker uploaded photos : DSC_0335.jpg / DSC_0337.jpg / DSC_0340.jpg / DSC_0341.jpg / DSC_0343.jpg / DSC_0347.jpg / DSC_0350.jpg / DSC_0351.jpg / DSC_0356.jpg / DSC_0361.jpg / DSC_0370.jpg / DSC_0378.jpg / DSC_0385.jpg / DSC_0386.jpg / DSC_0390.jpg / DSC_0400.jpg / DSC_0409.jpg / DSC_0416.jpg / to SID: 75201873539
On 7/5/2018 10:35:47 AM user Talker created gallery : Meighen
On 2/20/2017 11:45:59 AM user Motleykiwi created gallery : Define & Describe '16
On 9/22/2016 12:58:28 AM user historicallycultural uploaded photos : 14459889_1015471050125906 / to SID: 921201621588
On 9/22/2016 12:58:13 AM user historicallycultural created gallery : Demolished
On 8/31/2016 5:44:34 PM user OAP changed the following: security settings, location status,
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