Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wilmot School


This place was the start of my addiction to finding old schools, my gateway building if you will.  I first passed this school a few years ago when I moved into Central Alberta and was driving around to see what I could see. I stopped, took a few photos and actually had no idea what it was or had been, but I knew I loved it and wanted more. 

Door's open!
My go to online resources don’t have much info on this place other than it was open from 1912-1953.   It looks like it might have been a community centre briefly after the school district was disorganized.

I always obey signs and the unwritten rule of abandoned buildings: take only photographs, leave only footprints.  I am glad there is still things inside the building despite its location, or maybe its location along a well traveled highway has helped?  In any case, this is another building I stop at whenever I go by.  Not always for a photograph but to say, ‘Hello, old friend, I am glad you are here’.  


Window with a view...of the outhouse
Keyless entry
The heat is off
School's out forever.








5 comments:

  1. I can see why this building would be a favorite. My imagination lets me see it full of children learning their ABC's. Really nice pictures.

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    1. It's hard not let your imagination run wild in places like this. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Great post. I really enjoyed reading this.

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  3. Surprised to see the blackboards are still there! Nice photos.

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