1001—11 Street East
1001 11th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H, Canada
1001—11 Street East
Links and documents
1912/01/01 to 1912/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
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 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.
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.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
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
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Saskatoon
Community Services Department
Development Services Branch
222 - 3rd Avenue North
SASKATOON SK S7K 0J5
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