South School in Welland on Hellems Avenue and Dorothy Street, building constructed 1858, photograph taken c. early 1900s

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Title

South School in Welland on Hellems Avenue and Dorothy Street, building constructed 1858, photograph taken c. early 1900s

Subject

South School

Description

Black and white photograph of the South School (also known as east side school) in Welland, on Hellems Avenue and Dorothy Street, building constructed in 1858. The photograph was taken in the early 1900s when it was by then the YMCA building. The school house was sold to the YMCA in 1906. After 1922, it was the headquarters of the Welland Sea Cadet Corps. The property was purchased by Loblaws in 1947. Today is is the site of the Welland Transit bus terminal.

The two-room brick structure was built for $1,200 in 1858. It subsequently accommodated the pupils of the Old Grammar School when they were transferred from the Court House. E. R. Hellems was the first teacher at the school, succeeded in order by Mr. Stutterd, Rowland Hill, J. Hamilton Burgar, and William Bond.

Picture and historical information from the compendium "History of the development of public education in the City of Welland, Ontario, Canada (1788-1968)" by J. J. Claude Trudel.

Source

Welland Public Library Local History Collection

Date

c. early 1900s

Rights

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Format

Black and white photograph

Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

LHC 370.971338 Tru - "History of the development of public education in the City of Welland, Ontario, Canada (1788-1968)"

Coverage

Welland

Files

20240507131904251_0002.jpg

Collection

Citation

“South School in Welland on Hellems Avenue and Dorothy Street, building constructed 1858, photograph taken c. early 1900s,” Welland Public Library Local History, accessed June 13, 2024, https://omeka.wellandlibrary.ca/items/show/10938.

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