Prince Edward School – Moncton

Prince Edward School Moncton NB

Prince Edward School – Moncton

Prince Edward School has been recognized as a Local Historic Place due to its Neo-classical architectural style and its prominent role in Moncton’s educational history.

The Neo-classical design of the building was conceived by architect H. T. Brenan from Saint John, and brought to life by Harold N. Price of Moncton. The structure features red brick walls with contrasting sandstone details, and a shallow entrance portico showcasing classic sandstone elements. Although the interior has undergone modifications from its initial 8-room layout, efforts have been made to preserve original features. The building retains traces of its past, such as worn floors from countless students, repurposed elements like exposed auditorium beams, and preserved built-in shelves and cabinets.

Prince Edward School Moncton NB

In addition to its architecture, Prince Edward School is celebrated for its role in Moncton’s educational development. Constructed in 1927, the school catered to the growing west end communities of Moncton and was the city’s ninth educational institution. Named “Prince Edward” in honor of His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Whales, the school was one of five major educational establishments built during the city’s post-WWI expansion in the 1920s. The school continued to serve the community until 1980.

 

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