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The Crystal City School District was established formally in November 1880, in Crystal City, in what is now the Municipality of Louise. A two-storey brick school building was erected in 1898 on a design by Brandon architect W. H. Shillinglaw. In 1917, it was supplemented by a one-storey brick structure nearby. The older building was later demolished but the other one still stands and, as of 2013, is still being used for storage. In April 1958, it became Crystal City Consolidated School.
Among the teachers who worked at Crystal City School was Allin J. Pybus.
Photos & Maps
Postcard view of the Crystal City School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0273
Crystal City Schools (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 35.
The former Crystal City School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 614.
The former Crystal City School building (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N49.14383, W98.94892
denoted by symbol on the map above
“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.
“Crystal City, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 26 June 1911, Archives of Manitoba.
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.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 April 2018
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