Fraser School House - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 26.548 W 075° 41.598
18T E 445779 N 5032338
Quick Description: The Fraser School House is located in close proximity to Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/24/2012 7:19:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMDK7M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
Views: 11

Long Description:
"The Fraser School House, a small one-and-a-half storey building, consists of two semi-detached residences with a gable roof with two dormer windows and gable-end chimneys. The walls are of rubble masonry, and the principal façade features centrally placed twin entrances with flanking windows. The construction date of 1837 is inscribed in the stonework above the front entrance. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

The Fraser School House is associated with the founding and early development of New Edinburgh, a ward of early Ottawa, and with education and schooling during this early period. It is also one of the oldest surviving buildings in New Edinburgh. Between 1838 and 1843, it served as the first school in the village and also as a residence for James Fraser, the first teacher. Thomas McKay, the building’s first owner, was a prominent contractor and founder of New Edinburgh.

The Fraser School House is valued for its good aesthetics. It is a surviving example of vernacular working-class housing dating to the founding of New Edinburgh. Its good, functional double house design facilitated its early, dual role as combined school and residence. Very good craftsmanship and materials are evidenced in the masonry.

Source: James de Jonge, Fraser School House, 62 John Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Heritage Buildings Review Office Report 87-076; Fraser School House, 62 John Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Heritage Character Statement 87-076."

Reference: (visit link)
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Educational Building

County or Regional Municipality: Ottawa-Carleton

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