Thursday, July 18, 2013

School For Girls

Another drive-by pic, this one taken as I was doing a short-cut through the leafy Forest Hill neighbourhhod. This is Bishop Strachan School which was founded in 1867 and is the oldest day and boarding school for girls in Canada - founded with the intention of educating girls to be leaders. It occupied several locations downtown until this Gothic style building was completed in 1915.  Many additions have taken place since but the campus remains a beautiful location in the city.

16 comments:

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Your town has some of the most exquisite stone buildings I have ever seen. This is just gorgeous

TexWisGirl said...

ooh. not sure if it resembles a castle or a prison! probably a little of both!

Sharon said...

It is a beautiful building. I wonder how many female leaders it has produced.

Karen said...

Another beautiful heritage building!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ditto what Sharon said Pat, would be interesting to see the stats. It certainly is an impressive building.

Halcyon said...

Do you know any leaders who have graduated from this school? The dark stone is a bit foreboding.

Lowell said...

I love the stone! What a gorgeous building. I'll bet those walls could tell lots of interesting tales if they could talk!

A day and boarding school for girls sounds strange in this day and age.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful building!

altadenahiker said...

Wow, it's a cross between the French and English definition of "formidable."

Deb said...

Definitely has that Alma mater look to it!

Jack said...

It is very pretty RedPat. That stone is a very dark and "serious" shade of gray.

William Kendall said...

Quite impressive!

Randy said...

Fancy looking school.

llandudnopictures said...

What a very grand looking school!

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder how many leaders have actually attended that school. :)

Laura. M said...

Great building. Many leaders would come out of there??
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