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Shingwauk Hall

Shingwauk Hall

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2006

Shingwauk Hall

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The District of Algoma
The City of Sault Ste. Marie
At Bishop Fauquier Chapel at Algoma University College
1540 Queen Street East, east of Lake Street

Coordinates: N 46 29.993 W 84 17.254


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Plaque Text

Shingwauk Hall was erected in 1935 to house a residential training school established in 1873 by the Reverend Edward F. Wilson. Under this Anglican missionary's tutelage the institution, named after the well-known Ojibway Chief Augustin Shingwauk (Little Pine), provided Indian children with religious instruction, occupational training and homemaking skills. The first frame structure, located at the nearby Garden River Reserve, was destroyed by fire within six days of its completion, and the foundation stone for a new three-storey stone building was laid here in 1874 by the Earl of Dufferin, the Governor-General of Canada. Other buildings were added, but of these the Bishop Fauquier Chapel, completed in 1883, is the sole remaining structure.



Sault Ste. Marie Plaques

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> Posted February 24, 2012
I remember the chapel very well as I grew up not far from there on Ford Street and crossed the woods in behind it to get to school at Anna MacRae Elementary. The chapel was a special place of quietude and dignity. My classmates and I were also guests of the kids who lived in Shingwauk Hallas well one year when MacRae was being renovated - 1963. We all piled into a little administrative office to watch TV coverage of President Kennedy's assassination.

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