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Buchanan School

Address:815 Buchanan Boulevard
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1963
Other Work:Additions in 1965 and 1970
Architects:Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates
Contractors:B. F. Klassen Construction

More Information

Buchanan School is the elementary school component in a huge site that also contains Hedges Middle School and John Taylor Collegiate, as well as a modest community club property. The Unicity Shopping Centre is immediately south of the school and across the street.

A variety of additions and alterations have been made to the school over the years. Uniform mid-brown brick with a band of dark brown at the rooflines unifies the sprawling design. The sections facing west to Buchanan Boulevard and at a right angle to the north side are the original part. A wing of similar proportions was added in 1965, as well as a large gym and open teaching area on the east side, estimated to have been added sometime in the early 1970s. A second main entrance, which is in response to more children arriving by school bus, has been opened on the south side where the older and newer sections meet.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Buchanan, St. James
  • Uniform mid-brown brick with a band of dark brown at the rooflines