Old Canmore School, built 1921, demolished 1992

Back in 1992, shortly after the school board announced Canmore’s Model School, built in 1921 would be torn down, I asked my Grade 2 teacher Marilyn Watt if she would take me into the school so I could photograph it. I went in twice, once during the day and then once at night. This school was built after Canmore’s second school, a two-storey, four-room school burned down in late 1921. The new school, which was we thought of as the “old” school by the time we came along, opened Dec. 8, 1921.

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.
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5 Responses to Old Canmore School, built 1921, demolished 1992

  1. Fantastic, Rob! I still have a brick from the demolition. I am very nostalgic about that building, it was the first school which my oldest son attended, in 1988. Great documentation, thank you.

  2. Tanya Stahl says:

    absolutly wonderful!. when I was going throught the pictures It remined me of my own school life. I saw me in my mind at the age I am now, going through the hallways of this beautiful school. thanks for the great memories.
    Tanya (Cook) Stahl

  3. gpcox says:

    It is a shame about the school, but you made a point to get an excellent catalog of detail to remember it by. Bravo.

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