Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
1934 Blueprints for Trafalgar S.S. No. 12, the Ninth Line Public School, now Maple Grove
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1934 Blueprints for Trafalgar S.S. No. 12, the Ninth Line Public School, now Maple Grove


This record has 7 architectural blueprints for the Trafalgar public school, S.S. No. 12, done in 1934 by the firm of Molesworth West & Secord of Toronto. Main record image: TTGEL000965e Sketch Illustrating the Screened Box and Stone Sink and Filler with Screened Box Intake. Blueprints in descending order: TTGEL000965a: Protection of Outlet with stone abutment, open ditch, outlet pipe with crossrods "as protection against Muskrats etc." TTGEL000965b: Protection of Outlet with open ditch, corrugated metal pipe or gas pipe or wooden box TTGEL000965d: Section of Double Catch Basin, Figure 1. TTGEL000965f: full size blueprint sheet: Ground floor and basement with future extension. TTGEL000965g: external building facades. Thomas R. Lyon was the Ninth Line school custodian and these blueprints have survived because of his care and that of his family. Some of the school teachers boarded with the Lyon family. Between 1950 and 1970, Ontario school boards centralized the public schools in their jurisdiction, The old one or two room School Section schools were closed as multi-roomed modern schools were built. Maple Grove contains both the former S.S. No. 12 building as well as the "modern" addition stretching out to the right. You can see this in the linked TTHS image of this school taken in the 1960's. The Maple Grove Public School website has the history of the school, including building remodelling dates. Linked on the right side of this page for your further information.