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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carroll Consolidated School No. 868 (Carroll, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

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A school district was organized formally at Carroll, in the Rural Municipality of Oakland, in October 1895 and a school building was constructed the following summer, at a cost of $660. Located in what later became Carroll Park, in April 1914 the district was consolidated with Paisley School No. 321, which had operated since 1885. In 1915, a new two-storey brick school was constructed by Souris contractor Daniel Kitchen on a design by Winnipeg architect Eldred D. Tuttle. It opened in January 1916. Four years later, the basement was renovated for use in a newly opened High School.

In September 1961, senior students were bused to Souris. Over the next few years, nearby rural schools closed and their students came here: Hayfield School No. 200 and Riverbank School No. 384. In 1968, Carroll School joined the Souris Valley School Division and remained opened for students in grades 1 to 6, under the supervision of two teachers, with students from grades 7 and 8 being bused to Souris School. It closed completely on 27 June 1969. The school building still stands on its former site and was renovated into a private residence.

The former school bell is mounted on a monument beside the Carroll Memorial Hall.





Dr. Creasy




Willard Ervin Rife (1890-1970)




A. A. Stewart


William Jonathan Gresham (1903-1978)


James McNeil (1866-1954)


Stanley James Weatherley (1902-1975)


Karl Eric Chambers (1908-1987)


John Clayton Stewart (1906-1990)


Borden Brownlee Johnston (1911-1996)


Garnet Milton Morrison (1915-1992)


Eileen R. Prowse


Frank Cecil Jacobs (1914-2002)


Rudolph Verne Dankesreiter (1900-1952)


Frank Cecil Jacobs (1914-2002)


E. Johnson


Richard Nielsen (1914-1997)


Thomas William Ebbern (1879-1970)


James Maxwell Taylor


Maurice Peter Kalushka (1918-2002)


School Year



V. Burns, M. Crowe

Among the other teachers of Carroll School were Miss Hall (1905), Charles W. Laidlaw (1897), Miss Mabel Hawthorne (1917-1918), Irene Sinclair Franklin (1924-1925), Eva Croll (1932-1933), Fred Kirbyson, Emily Hunter Turner (1946), Mrs. Henry Gordon (1968-1969), and Mrs. Marian Brown (1968-1969).

Photos & Coordinates

View of Carroll Consolidated School through trees

View of Carroll Consolidated School through trees (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 14.

Carroll Consolidated School

Carroll Consolidated School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 14.

Carroll School

Carroll School (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Carroll 1.

Carroll School showing emergency fire escape slide

Carroll School showing emergency fire escape slide (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Carroll 2.

The former Carroll Consolidated School building

The former Carroll Consolidated School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 922.

Carroll School

The former Carroll Consolidated School building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.60940, W100.03116
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Daniel “Dan” Kitchen (1865-1930)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carroll Memorial Hall (Carroll, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)


“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.

Oakland Echoes compiled by J. B. Rome and Connie Davidson, Brandon: J. B. Rome, 1970, pages 167-169.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

“Forty years ago,” Brandon Sun, 21 May 2008, page 8.

We thank Bill Thexton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2021

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