The Canadian One Room Schoolhouse Thread

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Emmbeedee, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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    Just discovered this thread. I have been seeing Old School Houses for a while and jsut in the last few weeks started taking pics of them. (I have them o nfacebook as it's so easy to take the picture from my Blackberry and then post it. I also have been creating a map of old school houses I have seen or know about. The map is on Google Maps:

    http://tinyurl.com/oldschools

    It's a work in progress and as i find more I'll put them on the map.

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  2. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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  3. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Fabulous! I'll send you my set of waypoints to add to your map when I can extract them from my GPS.
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  4. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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    That's great.. looking forwards to it!

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  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    We spotted this beautiful old school in Harlem Ontario, near Portland.

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  6. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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    I added a few more to the map and my facebook album yesterday and today.

    ..Tom
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  7. bumper1871

    bumper1871 Been here awhile

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    Situated in the north end of Montreal and heated by a wood stove. Went to school there around 1956. Third and fourth grade in the same room if I remember well. Now used as an office and for residential purposes. Very good memories.

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    On Dunn Lake road near Little Fort ,BC
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  9. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Wow, that's a fantastic old school, what a setting! I wonder how old that one is?
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  10. dresda

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    Another lovely old building, such a different style of architecture from the other ones we've seen in this thread. I would never have guessed it was a school.
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    bumper1871 Been here awhile

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    I just know because I went to school there. When somebody was very nice, the teacher would send him get wood for the stove. It was considered as some kind of privilege. Amazing how things have changed.
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  12. Emmbeedee

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    More schools that Stephanie and I managed to spot while out this weekend on two glorious days of riding the roads in Eastern Ontario on our DR's.

    This first one is near Elgin.

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    This is SS Nos 9 and 11 in Holleford.

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    There was a pretty little church there too.

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  13. wrightm

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    I enjoy this thread. Great pictures of Holleford which of course is the result of a meteor impact The picture with the church and the school is a classic Eastern Ontario time warp . Are you going farther afield with the Seats Concept saddle ? Let us know how it feels
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  14. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Over 500kms over two days this weekend, fantastic seat. Very comfortable. Could be slightly softer, I did order the standard hard foam but I've no complaints. The DR is a great bike for this type of exploring as well, small turning circle allows for changes of mind without a big hassle!
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  15. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Here they are in a google map

    I had to load them in and verify them with google street view, etc.

    Hopefully you can add them to your map!
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  16. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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    Thanks Stephanie!

    I am trying to merge the two maps together. (Saving one map to a kml and then importing into the otehr.) It starts but then sits there and does ntohing. I'll look at it a bit more later today.

    Thanks again,

    Tom

    btw, I added more shools to my map over the lat week, and added more photos to my facebook album as well.
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  17. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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    Stephanie,

    I tried it at home and got it done in a few seconds! I will fine tune it (I'd like to put credit where credit is due for your finds!)

    Here is the initial map:

    http://tinyurl.com/oldschoolsOnt

    How would you like to be referred to?

    Thanks,

    Tom
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  18. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    How about just using the name 'dresda', its the one I use on all the forums.

    Great map, I'll keep adding new locations as I find them!

    Thanks!
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  19. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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    Okay I added a little attribution to you in the comments.

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  20. Emmbeedee

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    Found two more schools today. Actually we found three but couldn't get a picture of the third.

    This was just East of Athens.

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    And this one was in Crosby.

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