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Date Range
1894-1917
Accession No.
20181047058
Physical Description
17" X 22" Black and White laminated photograph
Scope and Content
Bailey Street School was built in 1894. The site as described to be facing Bailey Dtreet (16th Street North) between McKay and Gross Streets (5th and 5th Avenue A North). The school became empty when the extension for Westminister school was completed in 1909. The Board then rented out the school t…
Date Range
1894-1917
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
17" X 22" Black and White laminated photograph
History / Biographical
Lethbridge School District No. 51 is the public school board in Lethbridge. Since 1886, Lethbridge School District No. 51 has offered high quality learning experiences over a broad range of programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. The District educates over 11,000 students within the City of Lethbridge and employs nearly 1,200 staff members. Lethbridge School District No. 51 takes pride in the breadth of its programs, the expertise of its staff, and the quality of its facilities in 22 schools, and a number of outreach facilities throughout the city. Our schools have a grade structure comprised of Kindergarten to Grade 5 students in elementary schools, Grade 6 to Grade 8 students in middle schools and Grade 9 to Grade 12 students in high schools [Source: Lethbridge School District No. 51 website]
Scope and Content
Bailey Street School was built in 1894. The site as described to be facing Bailey Dtreet (16th Street North) between McKay and Gross Streets (5th and 5th Avenue A North). The school became empty when the extension for Westminister school was completed in 1909. The Board then rented out the school to various associations. In 1914 the Board decided that they were no longer going to rent out the school to any society or individual. On December 1917 the Galt Mines library purchased the school from the Board and moved it by horse-drawn drays to a new location. This new location was on Westminister Road, between McBeth and Luckhurst Streets (13th Street North, between 7th and 8th Avenues). The building has taken on a couple additons and changes to its walls but the frame of the original school is still standing strong. In 1934 the city took over the original site of the Bailey Street School. Photograph is a view of the front of the school with children around the school.
Notes
File in grey box flat storage
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Accession No.
20181047058
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First School by Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions92617
Date Range
1978
Accession No.
20181047050
Physical Description
Poster Paper 20” X 24” with 1 12” X 19” black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. Underneath the picture is the caption mentioned above.
Date Range
1978
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Poster Paper 20” X 24” with 1 12” X 19” black and white photograph
History / Biographical
The first school built by the Lethbridge Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886 was located on the north west corner of Glyn and dufferin (7th Street and 4th Avenue South.) It wa built by Donald Fraser and Enoch Blythe at a cost of $1, 565, under authorization of the first elected Board of Trustees - Wm. Stafford (Chairman), H.F. Greenwood (Secretary - Treasurer) and John Craig. The first teacher hired by the Board was Mr. B.L. Latimer who taught in the cottage rented from the Compnay prior to the building of the first school. In June 1887 a second teacher was hired - Miss. Duff. This picture was presented to the Board of Trustees of Lethbridge School District No.51 in September, 1978, by Mr. George Watson, Senior. Mr. Watson taught in Lethbridge for 31 years. Upon his retirement (June 1961) he turned his interest and endeavours to preserving the history of Southern Alberta. Much Credit is due to him for the gathering of information from oldtimers and their decendants. Mr. Watson has been tireless in his efforts to bring the students of our schcools an interesting and informative background of their city. [Description taken from the caption of the photograph]
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. Underneath the picture is the caption mentioned above.
Notes
File in grey flat box storage
Access Restrictions
Public
Accession No.
20181047050
Collection
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First School by Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions92627
Date Range
1978
Accession No.
20181047060
Physical Description
11.5” X 19.5” black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. photograph printed on board paper
Date Range
1978
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
11.5” X 19.5” black and white photograph
History / Biographical
The first school built by the Lethbridge Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886 was located on the north west corner of Glyn and dufferin (7th Street and 4th Avenue South.) It wa built by Donald Fraser and Enoch Blythe at a cost of $1, 565, under authorization of the first elected Board of Trustees - Wm. Stafford (Chairman), H.F. Greenwood (Secretary - Treasurer) and John Craig. The first teacher hired by the Board was Mr. B.L. Latimer who taught in the cottage rented from the Compnay prior to the building of the first school. In June 1887 a second teacher was hired - Miss. Duff. This picture was presented to the Board of Trustees of Lethbridge School District No.51 in September, 1978, by Mr. George Watson, Senior. Mr. Watson taught in Lethbridge for 31 years. Upon his retirement (June 1961) he turned his interest and endeavours to preserving the history of Southern Alberta. Much Credit is due to him for the gathering of information from oldtimers and their decendants. Mr. Watson has been tireless in his efforts to bring the students of our schcools an interesting and informative background of their city. [Description taken from the caption of the photograph]
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. photograph printed on board paper
Notes
File in grey flat box storage
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Accession No.
20181047060
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Photograph of Mr. George Bremner McKillop

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions92618
Date Range
1896-1982
Accession No.
20181047051
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Educati…
Date Range
1896-1982
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
History / Biographical
George McKillop Elementary school was on 22 Street North and between 4 and 5 Avenues. It was opened in 1957 and closed in 1982 when Nicholas Sheran School opened on the West side. It became McKillop Curriculum Center then it was purchased by the Society of Christian Education and became Immanuel Christian Elementary School in 2006.
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Education for Lethbridge School District No. 51 and Chairman of the playgrounds commission. He was also the superintendent of Southminister United Sunday School and leader of a cadet corps for many years. McKillop organized and directed the Canyon Church Camp during the summer breaks. He was also the curator of Sir Alexander Galt museum and chairman of the archives committee of the Lethbridge Historical Society. McKillop died at the age of 77 on February 18, 1974.
Notes
File in grey flat storage boxes
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Accession No.
20181047051
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