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St. George Superior School Bell

1 School Street, St. George, New Brunswick, E5C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/06/30

The bell on the granite cairn; Norma Stewart
St. George Superior School Bell
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Other Name(s)

St. George Superior School Bell
Old School Bell
Ancienne cloche d'école
Schoolhouse Bell
Cloche d'école

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/03/04

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

St. George Superior School Bell is a 90kg brass bell on a red granite cairn located at the main entrance to St. George Town Hall. The designated area includes a small garden bordered by a curb.

Heritage Value

St. George Superior School Bell is designated a Local Historic Place for its recognition of the location of a former school.

St. George Superior School Bell is recognized for being the only remaining artefact from the St. George Superior School. The school was built in 1888 when four smaller schools were merged. The brass bell, located atop a red granite cairn, is located on the site of the school, which served the community until it was demolished in 1979. The bell was made by Henry McShane & Co. from Baltimore, Maryland in 1889. A small garden around the monument makes the site an attractive civic space.

Source: Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews - St. George Historic Places File #003

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements of St. George Superior School Bell include:
- 90kg brass bell;
- red granite threshold marker stone dated 1888;
- red granite cairn;
- “HENRY McSHANE & Co. – BALTIMORE MN-1889” inscribed on the bell.

The character-defining elements that describe the location of St. George Superior School Bell include:
- prominent location in front of Town Hall on the former site of St. George Superior School;
- small flower garden, raising the aesthetic value of the site.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date

2006/06/30

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1889/01/01 to 1889/01/01
1979/01/01 to 1979/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Education and Social Well-Being
Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Learning and the Arts

Function - Category and Type

Current

Community
Commemorative Monument

Historic

Education
Primary or Secondary School

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews, New Brunswick - St. George Historic Places File #003

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

1162

Status

Published

Related Places

n/a

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