Lewis Peter Fisher Memorial School

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Lewis Peter Fisher Memorial School

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1911-

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The Lewis Peter Fisher Memorial School began construction in Woodstock, New Brunswick, in 1911. The school's benefactor, Lewis Peter Fisher, a Woodstock attorney, died in 1905, leaving a will which provided for the construction of a public school, to begin after the death of his wife, Mary. Mrs. Fisher died in 1910.

The executors of Fisher's estate, Allison B. Connell and F.H.J. Dibblee, began working on the project of the memorial school in 1910, hiring architect G. Ernest Fairweather of Saint John. Fairweather began designing plans in 1910, planning a school which included a ground floor, second floor, and basement. Contractors Joseph MacVay and William MacVay were hired in 1911 for the sum of $52, 310. They completed construction in 1912.

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Fisher, Lewis Peter (1820-1905)

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1911

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Construction of the Lewis Peter Fisher Memorial School began in 1911, following the death of Lewis P. Fisher's wife, Mary C. de Mille (b. 1826, d. 1910). In his will, Fisher specified that a high school, library, vocational school, and hospital be built in Woodstock, NB, using the funds of his estate, but only after his wife's death.

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