Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 144 years

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goudney School No. 87 (Municipality of Louise)

This site marks the location of Goudney School, after it was moved from its original location. It served the community until 1965 when it was closed and the remaining students went to Pilot Mound Consolidated School No. 105. The district was formally dissolved in 1966. The building is presently located at SE18-3-11W, one mile east of this site, and was renovated for use as a workshop.

The stone for this monument was obtained from the site of the former community of Preston, which was situated one-quarter mile north of here. Preston was the first post office in the area. Near this monument is the iron boiler from the former sawmill that operated at Preston, from 1879 until it was destroyed by fire in 1881.

Among the teachers of Goudney School was Mrs. Harvey Nelson.

The former Goudney School building

The former Goudney School building (September 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 628.

Goudney School commemorative monument

Goudney School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Ed Grassick

Steam boiler from the former Preston sawmill

Steam boiler from the former Preston sawmill (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.20707, W98.95270
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goudney School No. 87 (RM of Louise)


Chronicles of Our Heritage by the People of Snowflake: Pioneer Stories from Clearwater, Crystal City and Pilot Mound, 1970. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S62 Chr]

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.

This page was prepared by Ed Grassick and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2019

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. The information is offered for historical interest only.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Inclusion in this collection does not confer special status or protection. Official heritage designation may only come from municipal, provincial, or federal governments. Some sites are on private property and permission to visit must be secured from the owner.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the MHS Webmaster at

Search Tips | Suggest an Historic Site | FAQ

Help us keep history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2023 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.