An historical scene of Port Simpson
An historical scene of Port Simpson

An historical scene of Port Simpson
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

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Port Simpson (BC)
Exterior views of school buildings at Lax Kw'alaams (Port Simpson).
Curatorial Comment
The Crosby Boys’ Home opened in October 1890. Six boys who had been staying in the Girls’ Home were transferred there. The home, which accommodated up to 25 boys. In 1905, Tsimshian community members, backed by the Methodist Church, started petitioning to have the boys’ and girls’ homes combined into a single co-ed industrial institute like the Coqualeetza Industrial Institute, at Sardis. From reports, discipline was overly strict, and poor financial support contributed to unsanitary conditions and disrepair such that the home had to be closed in 1914. Some of the boys were sent to Coqualeetza Industrial School, and the others discharged.


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Repository Object Identifier
BCCA 2-979
Commission Object Identifier
Extent and Medium

1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm

"Right Boy’s Home Dr. Crosby built . . . closed 1914 and later taken down. Centre The Mission House, the second one Dr. C. built. Left is Crosby Girls’ Home, Miss Hart in charge. The last two were burned."
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Copyright status: public domain


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