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Accession Number: 83-1005


Central Public School fonds. -- [ca. 1888]. -- 9 photographs.

Biography / History

Central School was the first stone common school built in the Town of Peterborough. It was built on Murray Street in 1860 and, due to the increasing number of children enrolling, another school was built immediately west of Central School in 1871. South Central School was established in 1871 on the corner of Rubidge and Sherbrooke Streets. (Taken from: "The Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough County 1825-1875." Canada: The Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation Inc., 1975.) The land it was built on was purchased for $600.00 in 1873. Later known to Trent University students as Rubidge Hall which was the first building to house the University.

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Scope and Content

This fonds includes photographs of Central Public School, South Central Public School, teaching staff and pupils.


Title based on content of fonds.

Donated from an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

Additions to the fonds include 91-1004.

For related records see: 89-009

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