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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Frey School No. 890 (RM of Argyle)

The Frey School District was established in June 1896 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW24-6-14W in the Rural Municipality of Argyle. The district was dissolved in 1959 and its catchment area became part of the Glenboro Consolidated School District. By the 1980s, the former school building was being used as a garage.

Among the teachers of Frey School were Miss Reid (1897), Mr. C. McGregor (1898-1900), R. Fieldsted (1900-1901), Miss Janet Turner (1901-1902), Bina Johannsson (1903), Lydia Carrothers (1903), Gordon McLaren (1905), B. Hjalmarson (1907), Miss Christiana (1909), Miss Svava O. Frederickson (1910-1911), Fanny Gunnarson (1912-1913), Lena Josephson (1913-1914), S. Lilly Hallgrimson (1914), Rose Frederickson (1914-1915), I. Bjornsson (1916-1917), Miss Nettie Parsonage (1918-1920), Miss Andrea Holmfidur (1920-1921), B. Anderson (1920-1921), Miss A. Holmfidur Anderson (1921-1922), Mrs. V. A. Sveinson (1922), A. Holmfidur Anderson (1922-1923), Fanny Jones (1923-1924), Annie E. Hawn (1924-1925), Gladys I. Mabon (1925-1927), Aurora Sigvaldsson (1927-1929), Thorun Helgason (1929-1930), Gracey Reykdal (1930-1931), Marjorie Barker (1931-1938), Ralph E. Furry (1938-1939), Calista H. Atkinson (1939-1940), Winnifred I. Evans (1942-1943), Miss Kathleen Dowd (1943-1944), and Grace Helgason (1945-1946).

Frey School

Frey School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 17.

The former Frey School building

The former Frey School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 69.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.50311, W99.22477
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Baldur District Schools (RM of Argyle)


Baldur West topographic map, 62G/6 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Beneath the Long Grass by Glenboro and Area Historical Society, 1979, page 79.

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: 17 May 2020

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