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Bowmanville Senior Public School

Discovered by sQualie
Created Jan 22 2012
Recent status Demolished
Category Educational
City Clarington, Ontario
Location # 3933

The Bowmanville Senior Public School opened in 1929. Because of a fire that destroyed a large section of the school, only a portion in the centre of the structure as well as the foundations remain of the original building. The fire occurred sometime in the early 70s and the school was rebuilt with 2 new additions in 1974.

For the last 3 decades of it's existence, it was designated as middle school and housed grade 7 and 8 students. The school closed it's doors 2007 with it's closing ceremony held on Saturday June 16th of that year.

It's currently unclear who currently owns the property at the moment but, after being denied it's heritage designation in 2009, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board requested submissions from real estate brokers to sell the building and adjacent lot.

From what I could deduce by walking around the school in it's current state, the location has been used for training by local emergency response teams. Various test rounds, blanks as well as proper targets where found all around the building.

I was able to dig up a few pages from an old school news letter named the "Screech Owl" after the school logo, which was published between 1950-1960. They have been added as a gallery below.

Latlng: (43.91043, -78.68927)


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Kenndruuh If anyone is interested in current plans and such.. My blog might be helpful :)
Aug 15 2013
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Kenndruuh This was def. worth driving an hour, however, the vandalism here is just ridiculous. Someone went into the school and somehow got all of the copper out of the walls without anyone noticing.. Needless to say, they tore the place apart getting every last bit of it.
Apr 23 2013
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UnLeashed_Photography I plan to hit this location next week. It's not suppose to be demo'ed. Some developer bought it and wants to turn it into condos, that was a while ago tho, so who knows.
Apr 04 2013
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doom vs Indeed...see what they can do if they apply themselves? Demolition by neglect it would seem!
Jan 10 2013
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Mydea @Doom, I think the town of Bowmanville is hoping to save on demolition costs by letting the local youth do most of the work?!
Jan 10 2013
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doom vs @ Mydea...I see the slow death continues apace!
Jan 10 2013
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clay70 demo then rebuild i assume
Nov 10 2012
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codi_7 there's going to be a lot of work in order for this to be converted into anything. and definitely needs a good wash.
Oct 18 2012
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clay70 This is gonna be a nursing home I hear
Sep 25 2012
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Golson Moldon Nice lid on McGrath!
Jul 11 2012
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doom vs @ phrenzee...thanks! Enjoyed this visit.
Jul 06 2012
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Adriana Haha, no worries!
Feb 12 2012
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Adriana haha, yep you can. And you also commented on it, so that meant you could see it lol I had one of mine moved before too when I was basic still.
Feb 11 2012
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Adriana lol why are you sad about it? :)
Feb 11 2012
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Unknown User 5 of 19 (untitled-6.jpg) from vitalfilms is dope!!
Feb 11 2012