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Sydenham Public School

Sydenham Public School

Photo by contributor David Burbridge - Posted September 2009

Sydenham Public School

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
At the school at 5 Clergy Street East, just east of Barrie Street


Coordinates: N 44 13.740 W 76 29.434

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Plaque Text

This building, opened in 1853 as the Kingston County Grammar School, replaced the earlier Midland Grammar School, a log and frame structure located at King and Gore streets. The new building consisted of two classrooms and accommodated over 100 students on each storey. Its elegant symmetrical exterior, dressed stonework and expansive .8 ha site testified to the importance of education to the local community. In 1876, the school was severely damaged by fire and subsequently reconstructed and enlarged through the addition of a rear wing. After the Kingston Collegiate Institute opened on Frontenac Street during the 1890s, Kingston County Grammar School became a primary school. It was named for Lord Sydenham (1799-1841), Governor General of British North America in 1839. The structure was expanded again in 1952. The successful operation and survival of this school is a testament to its architectural and historical significance to Kingston and to the development of public education in Upper Canada.

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