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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gnadenfeld School No. 1593 (Gnadenfeld, Municipality of Rhineland)

The Gnadenfeld School District was established in June 1911 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in Gnadenfeld (SW27-1-1W) in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. In 1967, the district became part of the Altona Consolidated School District and later the Rhineland School Division. The school building was later moved to Altona West Park for additional classroom space. A portion of the former schoolyard on which a teacherage stood was sold for residential purposes and, as of 2014, the renovated teacherage still stands. The remainder of the schoolyard was sold to the farmer who owned the adjacent farmland.

Among the teachers who worked at Gnadenfeld School through the years was Bill Bergman.

The original Gnadenfeld School building

The original Gnadenfeld School building (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 145.

Gnadenfeld School

Gnadenfeld School (circa 1966)
Source: Bill Bergman

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.07419, W97.52590
denoted by symbol on the map above


Altona East topographic map, 62H/4 East, 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.

We thank Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre) and Bill Bergman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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