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Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatre Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatre

In 1906, retired railroader Alex Paton (d. 1947) began a school of telegraphy on the second floor of what is now the Academy Theatre. During Doors Open, members of the Maple Leaf Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club will recreate the spirit of this school with demonstrations in the Academy's second-floor Guild Room. Stop by and send a souvenir telegram!

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  • Environment
  • Kid-friendly
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2 Lindsay Street South
Lindsay, Ontario
Telephone: 705-324-9111
Email: helen@academytheatre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Architect: W. Blackwell
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatre 2 Lindsay Street South