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Friday, 15 June 2012

Demolition Derby: Sir Sam Steele School, Winnipeg International Airport

A couple of demos of note:

Winnipeg International Airport Demolition
Winnipeg International Airport Demolition
Winnipeg International Airport Demolition

The Winnipeg International Airport terminal demo is underway. Most are familiar with the airport saga. For
a history of the terminal.

Sir Sam Steele School
Sir Sam Steele School
Sir Sam Steele School

The former Sir Sam Steele School on Chester Street (built 1918 - 21) is also coming down. The first step is brick reclamation from the facade. The lot will become an extension to the Habitat for Humanity housing complex that sits to the east.


The site was purchased by Habitat for Humanity in 2007. They hived off the school fields for their housing project facing Nairn. In 2008 they sold the building and 1.2 acres to the College of Immigrants Inc. but the building sat empty and unheated and it deteriorated badly. Habitat then repurchased the property and had it delisted as a heritage site.

For a history of the school.

1 comment:

John Dobbin said...

Wow, surprising how fast they are bring the terminal down.