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Union SS No. 118 - Winchester Springs, ON, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher
N 45° 01.715 W 075° 18.085
18T E 476255 N 4986169
Quick Description: An old well-maintained Schoolhouse well hidden in a quiet village.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 6:10:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQXE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 0

Long Description:
A former school house (Union S. S. No. 118) built in 1892 in Winchester Springs, Ontario, Canada. It is presently used for recreational activities.

The "Common School Act for Upper Canada" in 1850 created school sections as the smallest unit for the administration of rural public schools. A School Section (S.S.) was from 3 to 5 miles square (~5 to 8 km) and was administered by a board of three elected trustees. The trustees were responsible for hiring teachers, administering finances and the management of school property and equipment. Schools that were on the boundary between more than one School Section were known as Union School Section (U.S.S.). Separate School Section (S.S.S.) or Roman Catholic School Section (R.C.S.S.). Schools were built in all counties.
Original or Re-creation?: Original

Year the school first opened.: 1/1/1892

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

12242 County Rd Rd 5
Winchester Springs, Ontario Canada
K0C 2L0

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no

Year the school closed.: Not listed

Web Address (if available): Not listed

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