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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Frontenac School No. 2217 (Dufrost, RM of DeSalaberry)

The Frontenac School District No. 2217 was established in March 1930 and a schoolhouse operated at Dufrost in the Rural Municipality of DeSalaberry. In 1964, it became Frontenac Consolidated School District No. 2430 when it was consolidated with St. Isidore School District No. 2249. Three years later, it became part of the Red River School Division. After the school closed, it became part of a seed-cleaning plant that, at the time of a site visit in August 2014, was still in operation. The northern-most part of the two-classroom building was present, and the original wainscotting was still visible within the structure. The southern-most half of the building had been removed sometime in the past.

The former Frontenac School building

The former Frontenac School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 296.

The former St. Isidore School building at the site of Frontenac School

The former St. Isidore School building at the site of Frontenac School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 299.

Aerial view of the Frontenac School site

Aerial view of the Frontenac School site (1990s)
Source: Patrick Catellier

The former Frontenac School building

The former Frontenac School building (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35942, W97.05388
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Frontenac School (866 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dufrost School No. 1505 (RM of DeSalaberry)

Sources:

Morris East topographic map, 62H/6 East, 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.

We thank Patrick Catellier for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2020

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