Spanish Residential School

During my trip down to Southern Ontario during the holidays I stopped at the former site of the Indian Residential School in Spanish, Ontario. This site was once home to St. Peter Claver’s Residential School for Boys, St. Joseph’s Girls Residential School. Eventually St. Peter Claver’s was turned into the Garnier Residential School.

The site is now private property and is located on an aptly named “Garnier Road.” The boys’ school was torn down in 2004. The girls school was ravaged by fire in 1958 however the shell of the building is still standing. Above are the pictures of what is left of the residential school.

Photo credit for historic photo of the Spanish Residential School site: Residential School Archive and Research Centre.

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