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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Parliament Oak opens, 1948
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

This image of Parliament Oak school was taken from the corner of King and Centre streets on Sept. 12, 1948. It was the official opening of the school, which replaced the former one at the corner of Davy and Platoff streets. The school’s name was based on a belief that one of the sessions of the first Parliament was held under a large oak tree on the property. The school opened at a cost of $191,000 and initial enrollment included 280 students, eight teachers and the principal, Mr. Brunton. Further additions to the building took place in 1956 (classrooms), 1966 (library, classrooms and staff room) and 1976 (the community gym and auditorium). The school closed in 2015.