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1001—11 Street East

1001 11th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1983/10/11

1001—11 Street East, front façade, 2005.; City of Saskatoon, Kathlyn Szalasznyj, 2005.
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Other Name(s)

1001—11 Street East
Albert School

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Construction Date(s)

1912/01/01 to 1912/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/03/30

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

1001—11 Street East is a Municipal Heritage Property comprising forty lots in the Varsity View area of south-central Saskatoon. The property features a two-and-a-half storey brick building constructed in 1912 set in a green space.

Heritage Value

Heritage value of 1001—11 Street East resides in its Collegiate Gothic architecture, a style symbolic of traditional British-Canadian educational institution. One of four “English castle” plans prepared between 1911 and 1914 by David Webster for the Saskatoon Public School Board, the school exhibits the most dramatic features of the style, including a central crenellated tower, crossed mullioned windows, dormers and curved parapet gables. Crisp limestone trim adds interest to the school’s strong symmetrical massing. Like most public buildings, this building is set back from the street and is surrounded by green space.

Heritage value of 1001—11 Street East also lies in Albert School’s association with the development of educational and community organizations in Saskatoon. Named for Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Consort, this public school opened in the spring of 1912. It continued to meet educational needs for nearly seven decades until lower enrolments brought its closure. In 1978, the school was purchased by the City of Saskatoon, becoming the Albert Community Centre and has since housed numerous artistic, literary and cultural organizations.


City of Saskatoon Bylaw No. 6408.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of 1001 - 11 Street East resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that speak to its Collegiate Gothic style, such as its central tower, limestone trim, dormers parapet gables and mullioned windows;
-those elements that speak to its association with Saskatoon’s development, such as the inscribed name above the arched window of the tower, the two main entrances, one each for boys’ and girls’ and the long banks of windows to light the classrooms;
-those elements that contribute to the Clarence Avenue streetscape, including its location on its original lot and its landscaped grounds.




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1912/01/01 to 1978/12/31

Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Education and Social Well-Being

Function - Category and Type


Social, Benevolent or Fraternal Club


Primary or Secondary School

Architect / Designer

David Webster



Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Saskatoon Community Services Department Development Services Branch 222 - 3rd Avenue North SASKATOON SK S7K 0J5

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 461



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