Other changes have included window covers added to the front of the school, the removal of the dome on the roof, the partial demolition of the original addition to the rear of the school in 1973, and the expansion of the gymnasium.
What also makes Elm Street interesting is its proximity to the historic clay district. The school was no more than a block away from the expansive Alberta Clay Products factory, and just a short walk away from Hycroft and Medalta. The area has since become much quieter, but it gives a cue as to the direction that part of the city had been growing. Elm Street school is yet another example of the boom that was occurring across Medicine Hat in the early part of the 1910s.
|Elm Street School shortly after completion.
|Original rear portion of school ca. 1920 (demolished 1973)
|Elm Street construction ca. 1912
|Laying Elm Street cornerstone in 1912.
|Elm Street School ca. 1929