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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Euclid School No. 187 (RM of Portage la Prairie)

Euclid School was formally established in July 1882, with a building erected on the northwest quarter of 6-13-6 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. It closed in January 1967 when it was merged into Prairie Central Consolidated School No. 2456. The renovated school building remains on the site and is used as a private residence.

Some of the teachers of Euclid School included Minnie Sinclair, J. Cunningham, Carrie Caston, Minnie Glennie, Ruth Ardell Bradley, Hilda Johnston, Margaret McDonald, Helen M. Young, Margaret Lesperence, Irene Blight, Heather Muirhead, Lois Washington, and Irma Gobert.

The former Euclid School building

The former Euclid School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1067.

Euclid School commemorative sign

Euclid School commemorative sign (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.07825, W98.28490
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Rural Schools of Portage la Prairie School Division #24 by Muriel Wright, 1996.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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