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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elgin Consolidated School No. 153 (Elgin, Municipality of Grassland)

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The Elgin School District was organized around 1884 at Elgin in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. In 1912, Elgin Consolidated School was formed by its consolidation with Alice School No. 153, Gilead School No. 565, Maguire School No. 1073, and Millerway School No. 250. Other schools joined through the years, including Crown School No. 184 (1930), Croll School No. 1929 (1959), Barber School No. 423 (1962), West Hall School No. 550 (1964), and Fairfax Consolidated School No. 1195 (1966).

The building closed in 1951 and was replaced by a new structure. The school closed in 1986 and a monument, dedicated in July 1988 at N49.44427, W100.27048, commemorates it.





George Herbert Robertson (1876-?)


William C. McKee


Neil Albert McIntyre (1888-1972)


William John Robinson (1882-1947)


George Gordon Grigg (1887-1969)


Arthur Victor Pigott (1900-1987)


Percival Beresford Bennett (1884-1954)


Edward Arthur Bathgate [Batke] (1887-1961)


George Edward Whitlaw (1904-1996)


Barney Thordarson (1904-1974)


Howard Reginald Standing (1899-1994)


Howard Melville Dunfield (1912-2000)


Edith E. Nelson


Tena H. McDonald


Walter Thorvaldur Fredrickson (1907-1974)


Hilton Clarence Harper (1914-2005)


Harold Albert Mouritsen (1917-1969)


Frank P. Giesbrecht


D. K. Hunter


Robert Leslie McIntosh (1925-2011)


A. B. Haigh


Marc Brown


E. M. Shwoluk


Among the teachers who worked at Elgin School through the years was Frederick Leopold Johnston.

Photos & Coordinates

Elgin School No. 153 that, in 1912, became Elgin Consolidated School

Elgin School No. 153 that, in 1912, became Elgin Consolidated School (circa 1908)
Source: Education Department Report, 1908, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Elgin School

Elgin School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 53.

Victoria Day celebrations at Elgin School

Victoria Day celebrations at Elgin School (1920s)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0324

Elgin School commemorative monument at N49.44427, W100.27048

Elgin School commemorative monument at N49.44427, W100.27048 (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.44849, W100.26902
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elgin School No. 318 (RM of Yellowhead)


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

“Elgin, Man”, Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 27 September 1916, 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.

We thank Bobbi Jo Panciera and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2023

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