Item 85.68.8 - Early History of Calder School and District

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Early History of Calder School and District

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Edmonton Public Schools

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CA EPSAM 85.68.8

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1 folder of textual material.

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(1911-1926; 1927-)

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Calder School is named after the residential neighborhood it was constructed in. The neighborhood was named after Hugh and Sandy Calder who purchased the land in 1912 from the McRobert family that farmed the land. The Calder neighborhood was formed around where the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was constructed for railroad workers and their families to live. The first wooden framed Calder School was built in 1907 and was located at 120th Street and 130th Avenue. Calder School as an entity moved buildings various times in its early years. The brick Calder School was built in 1911 and was located on 121 Street and 129 Avenue. By 1924, two more buildings were added next to the existing school. In 1926, a brick building was built to house the growing population of students, located at 12950 Avenue and 118 Street. This is the current building. The 1926 building officially opened to students in 1927 with eight teachers. Additions were made to the school in 1930, 1935 and 1971.

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Item transferred to Archives and Museum from the Superintendent of Schools on May 7, 1985.

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Item is a history of Calder School and Calder district. Lists of teachers and photographs of staff and students are included.

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Entry created January 7, 2022 by Allison Easton.

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