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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Breezelawn School No. 169 (Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

The Breezelawn School District was established formally in June 1884. The original school was a log building on SE36-7-22 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood. It was moved to NW36-7-22W in 1885 and a new wood frame school was built in 1887. It was used until 1946 when the school was closed permanently due to low enrollment. The remaining students were bussed to Souris Consolidated School No. 2388. The school building is no longer present at the site, but is commemorated by a cairn unveiled in August 1993.

Breezelawn School

Breezelawn School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 59.

Breezelawn School commemorative monument

Breezelawn School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Breezelawn School commemorative monument

Breezelawn School commemorative monument (March 2021)
Source: Kathryn Hyndman

 

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61919, W100.34894
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

We thank David Ford and Kathryn Hyndman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2021

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