File 11 - Photographs

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CA PHI 2-A-11

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  • [after 1904] (Creation)
    Macdonald Consolidated School
    Kings County

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1 photograph; 12x7 cm
1 photograph; 25x29.5 cm
1 photograph; 8x8 cm
1 photograph; 14.5x10 cm
1 photograph; 21x15 cm
1 photograph; 21x16 cm
1 photograph; 25.5x17.5 cm
1 photograph; 27x20 cm
1 photograph; 8.5x14 cm
2 photographs; 14x9 cm
1 photograph; 19.5x24.5 cm
2 photographs; 30x25 cm
1 rendering; 10.5x11.5 cm
1 photograph 13.7x9 cm

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Administrative history

Macdonald Consolidated School was built in the town of Kingston, Kings County, in 1904. It was the product of a rural education initiative by tobacco mogul Sir. William C. MacDonald. With the help of Prof. James Robertson of Ottawa he launched an experiment to improve education in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Ontario. The Macdonald Consolidated School in Kingston was the second to open, predated only by the one in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Seven one-room school houses consolidated in to MCS. The school was officially opened on June 16th, 1905.
Macdonald Consolidated School was the first in New Brunswick to have departments of Home Economics and Manual Training. Students where also instructed in the natural sciences and how they related to farming and agriculture.
The original school burnt down in 1909. It was, however, rebuilt and opened again in 1910. Though the new building was less impressive then the old it has been in use ever since and the school is still a place of learning to this day.

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This file contains photographs of Macdonald Consolidated School.

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