Green Thumb Theatre | The School House Project
Carleton Hall, built in 1896, is Vancouver’s oldest remaining school house. A simple two-room wooden structure, it is a perfect example of early West Coast architecture and craftsmanship. It has been in continuous use as a school since it opened in 1896 until it was burned in an overnight fire during March of 2008. After the fire, the Vancouver School Board announced they were unable to afford repair costs, and began to consider demolition. The heritage-protected building has stood vacant and wrapped in blue plastic tarps the past 4 years.
We are pleased to be creating archival and process documents for Green Thumb Theatre’s schoolhouse restoration project of Carleton Hall, the oldest remaining schoolhouse in Vancouver.
A capital fundraising campaign to raise $1.4 million for heritage restorations, fire repairs, and renovations. This is a charitable initiative that will benefit youth, the Arts, education, community revitalization, and Vancouver’s heritage preservation. The heritage restoration is being completed by Cornerstone Architects of vancouver and Panther Construction.