Yarmouth High School

Each pewter ornament (2 3/8" dia.) is dated and identified on the reverse and comes with a card giving a brief history of the landmark.

The Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School was officially opened on August 15, 1950 by The Honorable Angus L. MacDonald, Premier of Nova Scotia. The corner stone names Eric H. Spinney as Chairman of the School Board, Leslie R. Fairn as the architect, and Kenney Construction as the builders. The first principal was R.H. Murray; the vice-principal was John Robbins.

The red brick building sits atop “Education Hill” near the site of the Yarmouth Academy which had burned down on February 20, 1949. The new school with a Georgian style façade was built in an H shape. It boasted one of the largest gym-auditoriums of its time in Nova Scotia, 13 classrooms, 3 laboratories, a library, Home Economics room, wood working shops, and a cafeteria.

In 1987 a twelve room addition with labs was built. The school closed in 2012 having been replaced by a new structure on Forest Street. The old YCMHS is waiting to be re-purposed.

Having served as the high school for both Yarmouth Town and County and the venue for many concerts and public meetings for over sixty years, the Y.C.M.H.S. is a well known “Yarmouth, N. S. Landmark”.

Price: 18.00