Victoria Sandstone School

1912

411 11 Avenue SE

Municipal Historic Resource

     The Victoria Sandstone School is a pre-World War I, two-storey sandstone school building situated on a lrage parcel of land comprimising forty city lots in a warehouse district in the East Victoria community immediately south of downtown Calgary.

     The heritage value of the Victoria Sandstone School lies in its representation of the dynamic growth of Calgary shortly before World War I,  demands of the time warranted construction of the facilities to educate the school population in new, rapidly growing communities such as East Ward (which later became East Victoria).

     Constructed of Paskapoo Sandstone is a conspicuous local landmark that establishes a direct historical link with Calgary's pre-World War I boom years. A substantial structure within East Victoria, it maintains the dominant character of the area.

     The Victoria Sandstone School is now incorporated into the Arriva condominium development plan. It allows the school to be retained on the site and adapted for use as office space. The Victoria Sandstone School is recognized as a Category A building in the City of Calgary's Heritage Evaluation system.

 

Victoria Sandstone School is an example of a substantial heritage resource that has been integrated into new development in Calgary.