John Henderson Junior High

Address:930 Brazier Street
Other Work:Additions in 1976 and 1993, with possibly others
Architects:Smith Carter Searle
Macdonald McLeod (1976)
Firms:Smith Carter Searle, Macdonald McLeod

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Rossmere B
  • This is a quirky complex where the old school was added onto and completely redone even though it still looks disjointed
  • The central two-storey academic wing seems to be from the original period, with a lower entrance module and what appears to be an earlier gym or auditorium wing on the north side; it has a two-toned grey stucco cladding now with a crenulated roofline and the windows have been substantially filled
  • The 1976 addition pushed the building further south along the street, then to be joined on the rear by a large gym wing to the rear (west); it was likely then that the new face was given to the old sections; the two flanking newer wings are clad in a light-brown brick
  • The junior high shares a large property with Lord Wolseley School and a park