Loring School District No. 4513
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1924/01/01 to 1924/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Loring School is a Municipal Heritage Property situated on approximately 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 Loring School resides in its association with the establishment of education in the Loring district, approximately 25 kilometres northwest of The Village of Archerwill. The Loring School was built in 1924 and served the local education needs of the district until it was closed in 1959 due to the amalgamation of rural school districts in the area. Loring School was one of 13 rural schools to close in the Archerwill area during that period. It remains today on its original location as a venue for reunions, picnics and social events during the summer months.
The heritage value of the property also lies in its architecture. It is a typical example of a one-room school built during the interwar period in rural Saskatchewan. Its rectangular shape, hip roof and large windows placed on the east side of the building are all typical elements of the country school style.
Rural Municipality of Barrier Valley Bylaw No. 2/05.
The heritage value of Loring School resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements associated with the establishment of education in the Loring district, such as the building’s position on its original location;
-architectural elements typical of one-room schools built during this period, including the hip roof and large windows on the east side of the building;
-any interior furnishings associated with the building’s use as a school, including the chalkboards and wainscoting;
-the landscaped grounds, including the cleared area that is used for recreational activities during periodic social events.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1924/01/01 to 1924/12/31
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
- Social, Benevolent or Fraternal Club
- One-Room School
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Resources Branch
Ministry of Tourism, Parks Culture and Sport
1919 Saskatchwan Drive
File No. MHP 2308
Cross-Reference to Collection