East Dawn School

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Schools and Institutions May 23, 2015 Abandoned Ontario Canada

Posted on: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:15 By: Mike


When this structure was built, it was originally a church in another community. When the school that was originally here burned down, this structure was moved to take its place. Grades 1 - 8 attended classes here with an average of 32 children attending at any given time.

In 1965, with the construction of two new schools serving the area, this one was closed and auctioned off to one of its former pupils.

Personal Commentary: 

I was rounding the corner on my way to another location when I saw this old school standing here in the tall grass. Checking my map, I realized that I did have it on my list, but just hadn't gotten to it yet.

The property has many items of farm equipment on it, and the inside appears as though it was going to be repurposed into something else but was never completed. Little of the feel it must have had as a school house remains, though the outside is quite picturesque.

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