Milton RM 292, Saskatchewan, S0L, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Merid School is a Municipal Heritage Property located on a .45 hectare lot within the Rural Municipality of Milton No. 292. The site features a one-room wood-frame school constructed in 1912 and a stone cairn constructed in 1980.
The heritage value of Merid School lies in its historical association with the community. In 1912, the newly incorporated Merid School District No. 476 constructed a wood-frame schoolhouse in the burgeoning Hamlet of Merid. For the next forty years, a public school operated in this simple one-room building serving the children of Merid and the surrounding area. The schoolhouse also became a gathering place where suppers, dances and other social events were hosted. While the school closed in 1953, the schoolhouse continued to serve as a community centre and became home to the Merid branch of the Saskatchewan Homemakers’ Club in 1960. The club added a small kitchen and had the building electrified, ensuring its continued use as a community centre until the late 1980s. For several years, the schoolhouse has been the only remaining building in the former Hamlet of Merid. A cairn and flagpole were added to the site in 1980 to commemorate both Merid and the school.
Rural Municipality of Milton No. 292 Bylaw No. 3/89.
The heritage value of Merid School resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that speak to Merid School’s use as a schoolhouse or as a community centre, such as the large room used for classes and other gatherings;
-the simple form and massing of this wood-frame building;
-the elements that embody the schoolhouse’s status as a landmark in the community, such as its location on its original site and the cairn.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Education and Social Well-Being
Function - Category and Type
- One-Room School
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 1294
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