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McCurdy's School

Ontario : Mississauga
Location #4032

Location Owner:riddimryder
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Creation Date: 2/6/2012
Last Updated: 10/19/2014

Built circa 1830's the school was officially called S.S. #8 Trafalgar, also known as McCurdy's Corners School. Local residents John Mason, Hugh Mason, John Bussell, Isaac Askin, Robert McCurdy, David Cordingley, Bartholomew O'Connor, Adam Anderson, Henry Anderson, and Patrick McCarten all gathered together to build the first school at McCurdy's Corners in the early 19th century. It was constructed of unhewn logs and mud brought over from Nunan's Corners (also known as the Catholic Swamp). When the school closed there was a grand ceremony, with the whole community gathering for a picnic in the woods.

The first teacher at the McCurdy's Corners school was Jacob Scott, often assisted by his wife. The first class attendance showed sixty pupils enrolled. During the second week of classes at the new school, there was a bear attack, forcing the new teacher up into a tree until Isaac Scott arrived on the scene along with his axe. This school served also as the church for the community until 1832, when a new frame church was built. The last teacher in the log school was Miss Rogers.

There were many teachers over the years at the school, one such teacher was Gladys McCleary Speers. She was teaching at the McCurdy's Corners school while her younger sister, Miss Violet McCleary, was in attendance. Violet would later follow in her sister's footsteps and take over as the teacher of the McCurdy's Corners school. An early class photograph shows that classes were smaller and more intimate in the past, with only nine students enrolled: Byron, Jean and Joyce Bedell, J.D. Cordingley, Joan May, Bill, Jim and Mary Peterson, and Irvine Thompson. Their teacher at the time of the photograph was Miss Jean McNabb. On July 5, 1958 the school had a reunion for past students, and many memories and photos were shared on that day. The brick school was later converted to a community hall until, in 1969, it was purchased by Gerald Jensen who converted the building into a multi-storey home. Unfortunately the former schoolhouse is no longer standing, having burned down in November of 2007. Later demolished in 2008.

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McCurdy's School
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Created by: KittyKat
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white house 2016
McCurdy's School
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Created by: LivingGhost
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Fall 2014
McCurdy's School
Created on:10/19/2014
Created by: TheSaugaExplorer
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Historic Images
McCurdy's School
Created on:8/7/2013
Created by: HudsonTL
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Created on:3/3/2012
Created by: bigpaulsmall
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McCurdy's School
Created on:2/6/2012
Created by: riddimryder
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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm


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fiso says:
10/21/2017 9:17:12 AM

This seems to actually be two separate locations that were incorrectly merged back in 2012. Given there are about 8 galleries...I left it alone

collectivesoul says:
3/14/2012 12:23:24 AM

TIP: The real treasure is 100 yards north of the house 100 yards north :)

collectivesoul says:
3/11/2012 12:14:08 AM

Been in the house 100 yards north. Nothing too special, lots of poop, a hobbit door and a pretty neat basement.

ann_faith says:
3/4/2012 11:37:00 AM

Love old school houses! Wish I would have seen this one.

4hams says:
3/3/2012 7:58:00 PM

Wow! Some of the stuff there is fantastic for photos. Thanks again bps!

Derelict Compositions says:
3/3/2012 2:58:35 PM

Ninth Line is a gold mine. There are about 5 between Lower Base & Derry. Most are sealed and/or fenced.

4hams says:
3/3/2012 1:19:39 PM

Thanks bps I will check this one out for sure!

bigpaulsmall says:
3/3/2012 12:09:17 PM

White house a couple of 100 yards north of here. Sealed up tight, but managed to get a few pictures from inside the shed and porch.

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On 10/21/2017 9:16:17 AM user fiso moved gallery titled "Ninth Line House" from location #15023
On 3/31/2016 12:02:22 PM user LivingGhost rotated photos : IMG_8899.JPG /
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On 3/30/2016 11:36:39 PM user Motleykiwi moved gallery titled "Creepy White House and Shed" from location #13316
On 10/19/2014 5:06:14 PM user TheSaugaExplorer uploaded photos : 20141019_140556.jpg / 20141019_140725.jpg / 20141019_140758.jpg / 20141019_141007.jpg / 20141019_142051.jpg / 20141019_142256.jpg / 20141019_142453.jpg / 20141019_142545.jpg / 20141019_142617.jpg / 20141019_142723.jpg / 20141019_142732.jpg / 20141019_142811.jpg / to SID: 101920141428
On 10/19/2014 5:03:09 PM user TheSaugaExplorer created gallery : Fall 2014
On 8/7/2013 3:55:18 AM user HudsonTL uploaded photos : McCurdy's.jpg / to SID: 87201305447
On 8/7/2013 1:54:51 AM user HudsonTL created gallery : Historic Images
On 3/3/2012 12:14:46 PM user bigpaulsmall uploaded photos : 6.jpg / 7.jpg / to SID: 4032bigp631
On 3/3/2012 12:07:54 PM user bigpaulsmall uploaded photos : 1.jpg / 1a.jpg / 2.jpg / 3.jpg / 4.jpg / 5.jpg / to SID: 4032bigp631
On 3/3/2012 12:06:48 PM user bigpaulsmall created gallery : Couple 100 Yards North
On 2/6/2012 12:37:33 PM user riddimryder uploaded photos : School1.jpg / School 2.jpg / School 3.jpg / School 4.jpg / School 5.jpg / School 6.jpg / School 7.jpg / McCurdy's Class Circa 195 / to SID: 4032ridd3540
On 2/6/2012 12:36:08 PM user riddimryder created gallery : Feb 2008 Visit
On 2/6/2012 12:35:31 PM user riddimryder changed the following: location name,latitude, longitude, location status, description

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