Harry Guppy School Part 2

July 18, 2012

From the Border Cities Star, October 31, 1931

    With the school’s “father”, Mr. Harry E. Guppy, veteran former school trustee present, the new Guppy Public School, on Tecumseh Road, was formally opened in ceremonies Friday afternoon and evening. The school has been in use since the beginning of the fall term.

Above is how the school looked at its opening.

The photo above was from the original plan that we looked at last week.

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Here’s a more recent view.

6 Responses to Harry Guppy School Part 2

  1. Dave on July 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

    At least it is still standing.

  2. Shawn on July 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Sadly looks nothing like it was supposed to.

  3. robert on July 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    There was the Great Depression at that time, so the fact it was built at all is remarkable.

  4. sandill on July 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Why so many schools?
    1. Large families
    2. Two, 3 or even 4 families per house.
    3. 1920s thinking even in 1930. They didn’t know the depression was going to last for another ten years.

  5. Don Gelinas on August 10, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    i remember people calling it Guppy out of habit but at the time it was called Commerce.It was our playground in the back with a backstop and strike out against the wall.

  6. mitch on February 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    what a great structure, we need to get those windows back!

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