Grandin Catholic School

9844 110 Street, Edmonton

Named for Bishop Vital Grandin, this two-storey solid brick school at 9844 110th Street opened for classes in the fall of 1915. The school was built on an 11-lot site, including six lots acquired from the bishop. It was designed in an eclectic style that is part Renaissance and part classical Greek. Elements of the style include an arched entrance, reached by a handsome set of stairs and topped with a balcony and parapet. The front facade is significant for its almost continuous row of windows on each story. Contrasting stone is used for lintels and sills and raised brick provides textural and decorative detailing. While many other facilities of the day were wood framed and faced with half-brick, Grandin was built of solid brick. Other progressive ideas included pipes in the walls for intercom phones and vacuum cleaning. Within the solid basement walls was a solid brick armoury where the school boards cadet corps could store their rifles and uniforms


"The School Named for Bishop Grandin" by Lawrence Herzog
It's Our Heritage | Vol. 20 No. 30  | July 25, 2002

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Era: The War Years
Themes: Education
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Area: Central

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