Cobourg and District Images
Purdy's School
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Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This school was located on Concession 3, Lot 31, east of County Road 25 on Purdy's road.
Notes
The lot which this school was built on was sold in 1877 to Thomas and Eliza Greer for the purpose of a school, for the sum of $50 for a half an acre. The trustees for this transaction were Ed H. Purdy, Hammiel H. Alger, and James Baker. A copy of the original building contract was found in the walls of the school during the construction of an addition around 1950. The contract stated the cost as $500. The school is named Purdy's because of the long association with the family. In 1961 the school closed and the last teacher, Mrs. Patchett, and her puils moved to the South Cramahe Public School.
Subject(s)
Local identifier
372-15
Collection
Historical Photograph
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.08342 Longitude: -77.8828
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Cobourg Public Library
Email:info@cobourg.library.on.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

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Purdy's School


This school was located on Concession 3, Lot 31, east of County Road 25 on Purdy's road.