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.


  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.

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

  2. Great post. I really enjoyed reading this.

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