Girls' School - 32 Grenville Way, Merrickville
This private Girls' school is now on the market for $226,000.
Minto Boys' School - Main St. West, Merrickville
The picture above was taken in 1908. The following is an excerpt taken from a book of Alice Hughes:
“There was a private boys’ school in Merrickville (perhaps the private school referred to in the 1860 Wolford Superintendent’s report), at one time known as the Minto School. It appears that this school was located in the same stone building on Main Street which had served as a common school and which is now used by the local branch, #245 of the Canadian Legion (McKenzie, 1967). This stone building was reportedly in use as a school until 1873, the year the two-story brick school on Main Street in Merrickville was build.”
The legion sold the building and as you can see it is now being renovated. It is a registered heritage building so cannot be torn down so the inside has been gutted and the exterior walls hopefully left in tack. It will be used for commercial and residential use.