Mosquito School House
One of the last of its kind in Newfoundland, the Mosquito School in Bristol's Hope, Conception Bay, is a rare example of what wooden schools in outport communities looked like in the 1800s.
After using it as a school for more than 100 years, the United Church converted the structure into a church. It was also used as a site for community meetings and social gatherings.
The Mosquito School does not stand at its original location. Sometime between 1850 and 1870, the school was moved to a site farther down in the valley. In recent years, the age of the building began to show: the original wooden shingles were replaced with asphalt shingles, and repairs were made to the foundation and the exterior.
In June 1988 the building was recognised as a Registered Heritage Structure. Today it is used for a variety of purposes including social events. It illustrates what small community schools looked like a century ago.