McDougall Centre McDougall School in Downtown Calgary

The McDougall Centre is located in Downtown Calgary. The address is 455 6th St SW.  It was first built in 1906 and was established by the Reverend George McDougall.  It served as a Junior High School in the years 1921 to 1981 and prior to that served as a teachers school.  In 1981 the school was closed, having only 54 students in grades one through six.  On September 8th, 1987 the Alberta Government purchase the building for use by non-profit organizations. It is now a registered heritage site.

McDougall Centre

In my younger years living in Eau Claire, prior to its redevelopment, I recall hanging out here at the McDougall School, on the occasional evening, in the playground, which has long been replaced by this ornate brick inlay and water fountain.

McDougall Centre

Original entrance of McDougall School off of 4th Avenue SW

McDougall Centre

The McDougall Centre encompasses a full downtown block and is frequently used for public gatherings, and a quite spot for office workers wishing to relax over their lunch hour.

McDougall Centre

This interesting cascade of cement work is filled with a beautiful water displace during the summer months.

For room or program booking and information, call 403-297-8687