Abandoned 1960’s Elementary School

During the 1960’s the city of Hamilton was a city on the rise!

Politicians and businessmen were aggressively rebuilding the downtown core of the city, while the steel industry was thriving.

An enormous influx of immigrants and the post war baby boom, left the school systems struggling to cope with the amount of students. To serve the growing catholic population, the catholic school board had nearly 20 schools built from the 1940s until the 1970s.

Including St Christopher’s, built in 1966 in the east end of the city.

After many years of student enrollments dropping, the school board looked at 17 schools to be closed and ultimately decided to close St Christopher’s in 2008. With the students being consolidated in to another nearby school.

Since 2008 the school has sat abandoned.


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