Everton School Heritage Site
Everton School District No. 4715
Links and documents
1933/01/01 to 1933/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Everton School is a Municipal Heritage Property situated on one hectare of land in the Rural Municipality of Barrier Valley No. 397. The designation applies to a one-room schoolhouse surrounded by landscaped grounds.
The heritage value of the Everton School resides in its association with the establishment of education in the Everton district northwest of the community of Archerwill. The first Everton School was built in 1927 southwest of the current school. The need quickly grew for a larger building, resulting in the construction of the current school in 1933. The interior of the school remained unfinished until rate payers raised enough money to plaster and finish it in 1942. In 1959 the Everton School District was dissolved, pupils were transferred to Archerwill, and Everton closed its doors.
The heritage value of the property also lies in its architecture and fixtures. Typical of many one room schools built during the interwar period, Everton School boasts a hip roof and large windows placed on one side of the building. The building also retains several interior elements from when the school was in operation, including chalkboards, piano and tongue-and-groove wainscoting. The school remains on its original location and is still surrounded by many of the original spruce trees planted in 1942, making it a landmark in the community.
Rural Municipality of Barrier Valley Bylaw No. 1/89.
The heritage value of the Everton School resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements associated with the establishment of education in the Everton district, such as the building’s existence on its original location and the perimeter of spruce trees;
-architectural elements typical of one room schools built during this period, including the hip roof and large windows placed on the west side;
-interior furnishings associated with the building’s use as a school, including the chalkboards and wainscoting.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1959/01/01 to 1959/12/31
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Education and Social Well-Being
Function - Category and Type
- Recreation Centre
- One-Room School
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Saskatchewan Tourism Parks Culture and Sport
9th Floor - 1919 Saskatchewan Drive
File No. MHP 1268
Cross-Reference to Collection