Glenora School

As one of Edmonton School Boards’ few buildings during the war years, this elementary school replaced an existing building from 1918 and upon opening became known as “one of the finest in Canada.” It was designed in the Arts and Crafts style to integrate with the characteristic English country garden architecture of the community. The building boasts many innovative features for its time including fire-resistant construction, large multi-door wardrobes that doubled as chalkboards, and tall ceilings with large windows to provide well lit classrooms. The classroom blocks are arranged on each corner of a tall central block that houses a gymnasium and other common and administrative areas. The gymnasium has since been converted to a library with the addition of a new gymnasium. Aside from this one addition, the original school remains fully functional and is a longstanding element of community pride.

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