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Johnston Road School class, 1930

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About The Above Photograph

Johnston Road School class, 1930. This school was located on today’s 152 Street, north of 68th Avenue. The school burned down in 1950, and was rebuilt in 1951 at 152 Street and 60 Avenue. It is now known as Sullivan Elementary. (Surrey Archives, 1988.18.01)