The Forgotten Clayton School House

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Clayton School House

 

Author’s Note– Rose Mary Sarsfield has left this comment

I don’t know where the old school that is in such disrepair is, but it is NOT Clayton School. Clayton School was sold as a private residence soon after it closed. As well Clayton school had two blackboards at the front, not one door and a blackboard. This is likely another school in the Clayton area that someone figured was “Clayton School”

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Photograph of school class at Clayton Ontario, about 1909.
The only student identified on the back of the photo is Roy Reston Evans, third from the right,with pen marks above his head.

 

Photos are not by me and were Created on:11/14/2015
Created by: c300g

This neat old school house is certainly a time capsule! Just about everything inside looks to be untouched. I’ve been told it closed in 1962 and was boarded up sometime after. The main structure is fairly sound but the front and rear covered porch rooms are scary and dangerous. The rear room is structurally unsound and the roof is being held up by the door!

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

 

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. I don’t know where the old school that is in such disrepair is, but it is NOT Clayton School. Clayton School was sold as a private residence soon after it closed. As well Clayton school had two blackboards at the front, not one door and a blackboard. This is likely another school in the Clayton area that someone figured was “Clayton School”

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