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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dufferin School (545 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg)

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The first Dufferin School, designed by architect W. T. Dalton and built at the corner of Patrick Street and Henry Avenue in 1881, commemorated Lord Dufferin, Governor-General of Canada from 1872 to 1878, who visited Winnipeg with his wife in 1877. Consisting of two classrooms, its students were mostly the children of newly arrived immigrants, most of whom did not speak English. As the school population grew, it became overcrowded so two classrooms were added in 1882. By 1896, it had been overcrowded again and, this time, an entirely new school was constructed, on a nearby site facing Logan Avenue. Designed by local architect Charles H. Wheeler, this three-storey brick structure was erected by the firm of Kelly Bros. & Co. at a cost of $27,900, containing ten classrooms and an assembly hall, and capable of accommodating 500 students, with a staff of ten teachers.

The third Dufferin School was built on the site in 1910, on a design by Winnipeg school architect J. B. Mitchell. It was later demolished and replaced, in 1936, with the present school—the fourth to bear that name—on Alexander Avenue.

Principals

Period

Principal

1881-1882

John Acheson

1882-1897

?

1897-1898

Miss M. E. Lunn

1898-1899

Mary Walker Dobson (1871-1955)

1899-1903

?

1903-1914

Thomas Edgar Argue (1869-1927)

1914-1917

William Ewart Gladstone Grant (1884-1935)

1917-1918

Barbara Ferguson Stewart (1855-1931)

1918-1929

Mary Elizabeth Lamont (1885-1960)

1929-1937

Mary Walker Dobson (1871-1955)

1939-1954

Lillian Ford Moffett Laing (1893-1985)

1954-1961

Charlotte Mass (?-1972)

1961-1962

John Edward Dack (1912-1984)

1962-1971

Marjorie Grace Dance (1915-2010)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1881-1882

?

1882-1883

Sadie Sharpe, ?

1883-1898

?

1898-1899

Miss A. Bredin, Miss K. Lane, Miss M. Little, Miss L. Miller, Miss Annie Milne, Miss M. Neilson, Miss M. E. Raleigh, Miss Marion Scott, Miss Annie Stobbs

1899-1900

Miss A. Bredin, Miss Houston, Miss Miller, Miss Milne, Miss Mitchell, Miss Neilson, Miss Raleigh, Miss Scott, Miss Stoobs, Miss Young

1900-1901

Miss A. Bredin, Miss A. Houston, Miss A. M. Johnston, Miss L. Miller, Miss A. Milne, Miss E. Mitchell, Miss M. Neilson, Miss M. E. Raleigh, Miss A. Stobbs, Miss K. Young

1901-1902

Miss A. Bredin, Miss A. M. Houston, Miss B. Hozack, Miss A. M. Johnston, Miss C. McLeod, Miss J. McShane, Miss A. Milne, Miss B. Miller, Miss M. E. Raleigh, Miss K. Young

1902-1903

Miss A. Bredin, Miss N. Earle, Miss M. L. Hislop, Miss Houston, Miss Johnstone, Miss Margaret McDonald, Miss McLeod, Miss J. McShane, Miss M. Thomson

1903-1904

Miss Adams, Miss Bredin, Miss Forrest, Miss Houston, Miss A. M. Johnston, Miss M. McDonald, Miss McLeod, Miss McShane, Miss Raleigh, Miss M. Thompson

1904-1905

Miss Bredin, Miss Broatch, Miss Forest, Miss Hogg, Miss Houston, Miss Johnston, Miss Miller, Miss Raleigh, Miss Salter

1905-1906

Miss J. Hogg, Miss M. McLeod, Miss M. B. Mitchell, Miss F. Monro, Miss M. E. Raleigh, Miss Eva Salter, Miss A. Stewart, Miss M. Symes

1906-1907

?

1907-1908

Miss M. Dickie, Miss Margaret McLeod, Miss Mary McRae, Miss M. Oldham, Miss E. Salter, Miss E. Shantz, Miss A. Stewart, Miss M. B. Symes

1908-1909

Miss E. A. Berryhill, Miss M. Cameron, Miss M. Dickie, Miss M. K. Macrae, Miss T. McLeod, Miss M. A. Oldham, Miss E. Shantz, Miss M. B. Symes, Miss E. Wright

1909-1910

?

1910-1911

Miss E. A. Berryhill, Miss M. Cameron, Miss M. Dickie, Miss L. M. Duncan, Miss Margaret McLeod, Miss M. A. Osborne, Miss Alice Price, Miss C. Schofield, Miss M. B. Symes

1911-1912

Miss M. Cameron, Miss L. Duncan, Mrs. I. A. Hoole, Miss L. Manz, Miss M. McLeod, Miss M. Osborne, Miss A. Price, Miss C. Schofield, Miss M. B. Symes

1912-1913

Miss M. Cameron, Miss L. Duncan, Miss G. Goulden, Mrs. I. A. Hoole, Miss Manz, Miss McLeod, Miss Mullett, Miss Osborne, Miss Price, Miss Symes, Miss Taylor

1913-1914

Miss M. Cameron, Miss L. Duncan, Miss G. Goulden, Mrs. I. A. Hoole, Miss L. Manz, Miss Margaret McLeod, Miss G. Mullett, Miss A. Price, Miss M. Symes, Miss A. Taylor

1914-1915

Miss E. Anderson, Miss L. Duncan, Miss G. Goulden, Mrs. I. A. Hoole, Miss L. Manz, Miss M. McLeod, Miss G. Mullett, Miss M. Neely, Miss A. Price, Miss M. B. Symes

1915-1916

Miss E. Anderson, C. A. Barbour, A. Crook, L. Duncan, J. Ellis, Miss G. Goulden, Mrs. I. A. Hoole, L. Johnson, E. J. Loomer, L. Manz, O. McKenzie, M. McLeod, M. Neely, G. Mullett, Marion Pincock, H. M. Sweet, M. Symes

1916-1917

Miss E. Anderson, A. Crook, L. Duncan, Miss G. Goulden, Mrs. I. A. Hoole, M. McLeod, G. Mullett, N. Neely, H. Sweet

1917-1918

Miss E. Anderson, L. Bere, H. L. Ching, A. Crook, L. M. Duncan, Miss G. Goulden, M. McLeod, M. H. Neeley, H. M. Sweet

1918-1919

Miss E. Anderson, L. Bere, L. Ching, I. Davidson, L. Dunbar, A. Fairbairn, Miss G. Goulden, A. Macaulay, E. Mott

1919-1920

Miss E. Anderson, L. Bere, L. Ching, E. L. Craig, L. Duncan, A. Fairbairn, Miss G. Goulden, A. McAulay, E. Mott, R. Webber

1920-1921

?

1921-1922

A. Anderson, D. Brennan, L. Connell, E. Craig, L. Duncan, L. M. Etselle, G. Goulden, F. E. McIntyre, E. Mott, J. Young

1922-1923

D. Brennan, E. Craig, L. Duncan, L. Etsell, G. Goulden, K. Gowenlock, F. McIntyre, E. Mott, J. Young

1923-1924

M. Argue, D. Brennan, E. Craig, E. Duncan, L. Etsell, G. Goulden, G. McMichael, E. Mott, J. Young

1924-1925

M. Argue, E. Craig, E. Duncan, G. Goulden, L. Etsell, G. McMichael, E. Mott, L. Ormand, J. Young

1925-1926

M. Argue, E. Deacon, E. Duncan, G. Goulden, G. McMichael, M. McSwain, E. W. Mott, L. Ormond, J. Young

1926-1927

M. Argue, A. C. Bates, E. Duncan, G. Goulden, M. Leonard, G. McMichael, M. McSwain, Jean Scott, J. Young

1927-1928

A. C. Bates, E. Duncan, G. Goulden, K. Gowenlock, M. Leonard, G. McMichael, H. McSwain, J. Young

1928-1929

A. Bates, D. Belcher, M. W. Carson, E. M. Duncan, G. Goulden, G. Gowenlock, M. H. Leonard, M. McSwain, J. Young

1929-1930

D. Belcher, E. J. Davis, E. M. Duncan, K. Gowenlock, B. Hinds, M. Leonard, J. McDonald, M. McSwain, M. Noble

1930-1931

D. Belcher, E. Davis, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, K. Gowenlock, B. Hinds, M. Leonard, M. MacSwain, J. Miller

1931-1932

D. Belcher, R. Cartney, E. Davis, G. Dubovsky, E. M. Duncan, K. Gowenlock, B. Hinds, M. Leonard, M. MacSwain

1932-1933

D. Belcher, R. Cartney, B. Cruikshanks, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, M. Duncan, M. Goodeve, K. Gowenlock, M. Leonard

1933-1934

D. Belcher, E. Cruickshank, E. Duncan, M. Duncan, G. Dubovsky, M. Goodeve, K. Gowanlock, M. MacSwain

1934-1935

D. Belcher, G. J. Coleman, B. Cruickshank, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, M. Goodeve, K. Gowenlock, M. MacSwain

1935-1936

D. Belcher, J. Coleman, M. Davidson, M. Dobson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, M. Goodeve, K. Gowenlock, M. A. Jackson

1936-1937

D. Belcher, M. Davidson, E. Duncan, G. Dubovsky, M. Goodeve, K. Gowanlock, C. McLeod

1937-1938

D. M. Bennett (exchange), M. Davidson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, K. Gowanlock, C. McLeod

1938-1939

D. Belcher, M. Davidson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, K. Gowanlock, E. Mack, C. McLeod

1939-1940

D. Belcher, M. Davidson, B. Donaldson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, K. Gowanlock, E. Mack, C. McLeod, M. Pottruff

1940-1941

D. Belcher, M. Davidson, B. Donaldson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, K. Gowanlock, E. Mack, C. McLeod, M. Pottruff

1941-1942

D. Belcher, M. Davidson, B. Donaldson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, K. Gowenlock, E. Spencer

1942-1943

D. Belcher, M. Davidson, B. Donaldson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, E. K. Hoole, C. Mass, E. Mudry, M. Prygrocki, A. M. Rothwell, E. Spencer

1943-1944

D. Belcher, M. Davidson, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, V. Eyolfson, B. Houle, C. Mass, M. Prygrocki, E. S. Spencer

1944-1945

E. M. Allen (exchange), M. Belyea, M. Davidson, E. M. Doyle, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, V. Eyolfson, B. Hoole, C. Leitch, M. Prygrocki

1945-1946

M. Davidson, E. M. Doyle, G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, V. Eyolfson, B. Hoole, L. Kobrinsky, C. Leitch, A. Mellor, M. Prygrocki, M. Thiebet

1946-1947

G. Dubovsky, E. Duncan, V. Eyolfson, M. Kelly, C. Leitch, M. McQuay, M. Prygrocki, T. Sorenson, M. Thiebet

1947-1948

M. R. Crossland, G. Dubovsky, V. Eyolfson, M. Kelly, C. Leitch, M. McQuay, M. Prygrocki, T. Sorenson, M. Thiebet

1948-1949

Miss G. Dubovsky, Miss V. Eyolfson, Miss C. Leitch, Miss M. McQuay, Miss T. Sorenson, Miss M. Prygrocki, Miss J. Thiebet

1949-1950

Miss G. M. Best, Miss G. Dubovsky, Miss V. Eyolfson, Miss C. Leitch, Mrs. E. Paxton, Miss J. C. Pelk, Miss M. Prygrocki, Miss T. Sorensen

1950-1951

Miss G. Dubovsky, Mrs. E. Giles, Miss M. Humphires, Miss M. K. Jonston, Miss C. Leitch, Mrs. I. Murdock, Mrs. E. Paxton, Miss W. Sadleir

1951-1952

Miss E. Davis, Miss G. Dubovsky, Mrs. E. Giles, Miss C. Leitch, Mrs. I. Murdock, Miss M. Newfeld, Mrs. E. Paxton, Miss W. Sadleir

1952-1953

Miss G. Dubovsky, William A. Dueck, Miss M. M. Gelley, Mrs. E. Giles, Mrs. J. Lecki, Miss M. Newfeld, Miss W. Sadleir, Miss M. Uranick

1953-1954

Mrs. W. Drummond, Miss G. Dubovsky, William A. Dueck, Mrs. J. Lecki, Miss C. Leitch, Miss M. Neufeld, Mrs. A. Sanders, Miss M. Uranick

1954-1955

Mrs. E. M. Anderson, Miss H. J. Compton, William A. Dueck, Mrs. J. Leckie, Mrs. W. Macintosh, Miss C. Overton, Mrs. A. Scorgie, Miss M. Uranick

1955-1956

Mrs. E. Anderson, Mrs. C. Cole, Miss H. Compton, William A. Dueck, Mrs. W. Macintosh, Miss C. Overton, Mrs. T. Pankratz, Miss A. Panteluk, Miss M. Uranick

1956-1957

Miss J. Black, J. Bock, Mrs. E. Butler, Mrs. C. Cole, Miss H. Compton, Mrs. W. Macintosh, Miss E. Macrovicz, Miss C. Overton, Mrs. T. Pankratz

1957-1958

Miss J. Black, Mr. J. Bock, Mrs. C. Cole, Miss H. Compton, Mrs. L. Kobrinsky, Mrs. W. Macintosh, Miss E. Macrovicz, Miss C. Overton, Miss E. Sutherland

1958-1959

Mrs. R. Bezeley, Miss M. Campbell, Mrs. C. Cole, Mrs. T. Erickson, Mrs. L. Kobrinsky, D. Kroeker, Mrs. W. Macintosh, Miss E. Sutherland, Mrs. H. Wilke

1959-1960

Mrs. C. Bjarnason, Miss M. Campbell, Miss L. Grant, Mrs. F. Jonasson, Mrs. L. Kobrinsky, D. Kroeker, Mrs. W. MacIntosh, Miss E. Sutherland, Mrs. S. Washington

1960-1961

Miss M. Campbell, Mrs. F. Jonasson, Mrs. E. Kennedy, Miss S. Kravtoaw, D. Kroeker, Mrs. W. Macintosh, Miss L. Manaigre, Mrs. A. Taplin

1961-1962

Mrs. A. M. Basic, Mrs. V. Galston, Mrs. F. J. Jonasson, Mrs. E. Keith, Mrs. E. Kennedy, P. Rybuck, Miss E. Silverman, Mrs. M. Spryszak

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Mrs. O. Dolynchuk, Miss M. Huglit, Mrs. F. Jonasson, Mrs. E. Kennedy, Miss H. Martens, P. Rybuck, Miss E. Silverman, Mrs. M. Spryszak, Miss E. Ward

1964-1965

?

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

Mrs. V. Baker, Miss S. Brown, Mrs. O. Dolynchuk, Miss M. ?ivan, Mrs. F. Jonasson, Mrs. E. Kennedy, Miss F. Pogson, P. Rybuck, Mrs. J. Turple, Mrs. B. Wyse

1967-1968

Mrs. V. Baker, Miss L. Braun, Mrs. S. Brown, Mrs. O. Dolynchuk, Mrs. E. Edgett, Mrs. M. Eldred, Miss E. Flynn, Mrs. F. Green, Mrs. G. Horvath, Mrs. F. Jonasson, Mrs. E. Kennedy, Mrs. T. Kerr, Mrs. E. S. Klassen, Miss E. Leadbetter, Mrs. A. M. Lyons, Miss M. Pauls, Miss M. Pymm, Miss M. Routh, P. Rybuck, Miss C. Schellenberg, Miss D. Smitheran, Mrs. F. Stevenson, Mrs. A. Zadorozny

1968-1969

Mrs. V. Baker, Mrs. M. Bastiuk, R. Burnside, Mrs. O. Dolynchuk, Miss D. Drysdale, Miss D. Dutton, Mrs. M. Earl, Mrs. M. Eldred, Miss N. Feechuk, Mrs. E. Flynn, Mrs. F. Green, Mrs. F. Jonasson, Mrs. E. Kennedy, Miss M. McEachran, Miss J. McKenzie, Miss B. Pymm, Mrs. M. Rechsiedler, Mrs. M. Rennie, Mrs. B. Resler, Mrs. M. Roach, Miss M. Routh, P. Rybuck, Miss C. Schellenberg, Mrs. D. Smitheran, Mrs. A. Turtle, D. Wilchowy

Photos & Maps

Dufferin School

Architectural drawing of Dufferin School No. 2 (1896)
Source: Winnipeg School Board, Annual Report 1896, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

Dufferin School No. 2 (1899)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg - Schools - Dufferin #4.

Dufferin School No. 3 (1936)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90620, W97.14793
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dufferin School No. 82 (RM of Montcalm)

Sources:

Annual Report 1896, Winnipeg Public School District No. 1, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

“The public schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1898, page 2.

“Opening of city schools,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 2 September 1899, page 4.

“Assignment of teachers,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 1 September 1900, page 1.

“Holidays end Tuesday next,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 31 August 1901, page 10.

“The staff of city teachers,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 1 September 1902, page 3.

“City schools re-open Monday,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 August 1903.

“City schools open to-morrow,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 31 August 1904, page 3.

“Assignment of Winnipeg teachers,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 September 1905.

“Changes in city schools,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 August 1907.

“Re-opening of schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1908, page 1.

“Teachers named for all schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 September 1910, page 3.

“Assignment of teachers for Winnipeg Schools which open on Sept. 15,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 September 1911, page 9.

“City schools staff assembling in Sept.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1912, page 8.

“Opening of the Winnipeg public schools has been set for Monday next,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 August 1913, pages 1 and 2.

“Here’s your teacher!” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1914, page 6.

“School Board assigns teachers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 August 1915, page 9.

“Reduce staff of teachers at high schools Monday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 August 1916, pages 1 & 12.

“Boundaries of schools are named,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 24 August 1917, page 9.

“Complete plans to open schools Tuesday for 30,000 children,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 30 August 1918, page 14.

“Teachers are selected for various grades,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1919, page 3.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 3—Dufferin,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 October 1922, page 6.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

Quiet Dignity: Aspects of Building Schools in the Winnipeg School Division No. 1, 1871-1928 by Giles Bugailiskis, MA thesis, Department of History, University of Manitoba, 1990.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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