Sketch of S.S. #16, Trafalgar, the Sixteen Schoolhouse
Description
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A sketch of the old school building showing the red brick. This is the only image in the TTHS collection showing the bell tower in place.

This one-room schoolhouse still sits on the west bank of the 16 Mile Creek, Fourth Line just below Dundas. It was used as a house after the school was closed.

As per the Inscription on the sketch, it seems that the schoolhouse opened in 1855 and closed in 1955.

The "Sixteen Hollow Schoolhouse" is recognized by the Town of Oakville on the Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest (Not Designated) as having "potential cultural heritage value for its historic rural one-room brick schoolhouse".
Notes
Abbey Lane Public Elementary School is located at 1160 Old Abbey Lane Road, Oakville. It is southeast of the old S.S. No. 16 location.
Inscriptions
Printed on the sketch: Sixteen Schoolhouse 18 - 1955.

The dedication plate reads: Presented to Abbey Lane School in Honour of the Official Opening by the Halton Elementary Teachers Association, April 29, 1997?? 1957?? (the year is not clear and the school website has no history of the school).

(Abbey Lane Public Elementary School is located at 1160 Old Abbey Lane Road, Oakville. It is southeast of the old S.S. No. 16 location.)
Subject(s)
Local identifier
TTRMW000777
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4559373795367 Longitude: -79.7491795297241
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Recommended Citation
Sketch of S.S. #16, Trafalgar, the Sixteen Schoolhouse
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Sketch of S.S. #16, Trafalgar, the Sixteen Schoolhouse


A sketch of the old school building showing the red brick. This is the only image in the TTHS collection showing the bell tower in place.

This one-room schoolhouse still sits on the west bank of the 16 Mile Creek, Fourth Line just below Dundas. It was used as a house after the school was closed.

As per the Inscription on the sketch, it seems that the schoolhouse opened in 1855 and closed in 1955.

The "Sixteen Hollow Schoolhouse" is recognized by the Town of Oakville on the Register of Properties of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest (Not Designated) as having "potential cultural heritage value for its historic rural one-room brick schoolhouse".