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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fairview School No. 198 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

The Fairview School District was formally established in February 1884, and a school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 12-11-15 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford. It closed in January 1967 and the building was renovated into a private residence, which remains on the site as of 2011. A monument was erected nearby, in 1982, by the Fairview Community Club.

The former Fairview School building

The former Fairview School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 912.

The former Fairview School building

The former Fairview School building (December 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Fairview School commemorative monument

Fairview School commemorative monument (December 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91585, W99.38547
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 December 2019

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