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Monday, September 26, 2022
Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Laura Secord School, 1921
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

Here is a 1921 photograph of the Laura Secord school in Queenston. The Niagara Township had 11 school sections and Queenston’s school was known as SS#4 since 1842. This red brick building replaced the antiquated stone school, located on the same site, in 1914. Although used for schooling, the building was also a community hub for many. For instance, in 1956 it hosted the community’s first "well-baby clinic" to support new mothers. The Queenston Women’s Institute advocated for its naming to recognize the local heroine and raised about $3,000 for the building. Due to population growth, the building increased in size in 1920-21 and again in 1953.