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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harrow School (550 Harrow Street, Winnipeg)

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The single-storey, nine-classroom Harrow School was built in 1952 at a cost of $172,000 on a design by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Moody and Moore. A sod-turning ceremony was attended by Winnipeg School Division Vice-Chair A. N. Robertson and a cornerstone was laid by trustee Adam Beck. Also present were trustee Campbell Haig, School Building Commissioner W. A. Martin, trustee “Nan” Murphy, School Board Chair S. B. Laing, trustee Stan Carrick, architect R. E. Moore, and Swanson Construction proprietor A. W. Swanson.

The school was partnered with Harrow School in London, England, a storied institution with roots back to 1571 AD, and was granted use of its name, crest, and motto. The school was opened officially on 10 June 1953 before a crowd of some 1,000 attendees, at which Principal Inez Lillian Falardeau McCallum read greetings and well-wishes were read from the headmaster R. M. Baldwin of the Harrow School at London. Also present were Deputy Minister of Education R. O. MacFarlane, Acting Winnipeg School Superintendent W. C. Lorimer, Winnipeg School Board Chairman A. N. Robertson, and architect H. H. G. Moody.

Additions to the structure were made in 1955, 1962, and 1975. Capacity was added in 1995 on designs of Moody and Moore.

Principals

Period

Principal

1953-1962

Inez Lillian Falardeau McCallum (1898-1979)

1962-1963

Hilda Kinney Ellis (1905-1987)

1963-1966

Harold Murray Lord (1918-2018)

1966-1968

John Arthur Lionel Holmes (1913-1968)

1968-1975

Cecil Drummond “Cec” Muldrew (1923-2004)

1975-1979

?

1979-1980

W. Gary Lally

1980-1987

?

1987

Frank Froese

1988-?

?

?-?

Maxine Geller (1956-2020)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1953-1954

Mrs. B. Berthelette, J. N. R. Clark, Miss E. R. A. Edwards, Mrs. G. Johnson, Miss R. J. King, Mrs. F. Milne, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowosad, Miss A. Shalay, Miss E. Strindlund

1954-1955

Mrs. B. Berthelette, Miss E. Cross, H. DeJersey, Miss E. Edwards, Mrs. G. Johnson, Mrs. F. Milne, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowosad, Miss A. Shalay, Miss E. Strindlund

1955-1956

Mrs. B. Berthelette, Miss W. Cook, H. deJersey, Miss D. Dutton, Bernice G. Hearn, Miss L. Hinchliffe, Mrs. G. Johnson, Mrs. A. J. Kowaluk, Miss M. Lyons, Miss M. Malcolm, Mrs. N. Morley, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowasad

1956-1957

Mrs. B. Berthelette, Miss D. Dutton, Miss H. Frances, Bernice G. Hearn, H. deJersey, Mrs. G. Johnson, Mrs. A. Kowaluk, Miss M. Malcolm, Mrs. N. Morley, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowosad, Mrs. Norah Oxby, Miss E. Strindlund, Mrs. E. Thorlakson

1957-1958

Mr. A. Gwynne, Mr. L. Baron, Mrs. B. Berthelette, Miss B. Dirkson, Miss D. Dutton, Mrs. M. Enns, Miss M. Gass, Miss L. Hudon, Mrs. G. Johnson, Mrs. A. Kowaluk, Mrs. N. Morley, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowosad, Mrs. N. Oxby, Miss E. Strindlund, Miss M. Wallace

1958-1959

Mrs. I. Grant, A. Gwynne, L. Baron, Mrs. B. Berthelette, Miss B. Dickson, Miss D. Dutton, Mrs. M. Enns, Miss M. Gass, Miss L. Hudon, Mrs. B. Lockshin, Mrs. N. Morley, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss N. Nowasad, Mrs. N. Oxby, Miss D. Staples, Miss E. Strindlund

1959-1960

L. Baron, Miss B. Dickson, Mrs. D. Dutton, Mrs. N. Fehr, Miss M. Gass, Miss L. Hudon, Mrs. B. Lockshein, Mrs. N. Morley, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowosad, Mrs. N. Oxby, Mrs. B. Purdy, Miss D. Staples, Miss E. Strindlund, Miss E. Ward

1960-1961

Mrs. E. Arnason, L. Baron, Miss B. Dickson, Miss M. Gass, Miss L. Hudon, Mrs. N. Morley, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowosad, Mrs. A. M. Prefontaine, Mrs. D. Robertson, Miss E. Strindlund, Miss E. Ward, Miss B. Warshawsky, Miss L. Wood

1961-1962

Miss M. Adam, Mrs. E. Arnason, L. Baron, Miss B. Byars, Miss M. Gass, Miss L. Hudon, Miss C. Keith, Mrs. N. Nordlinger, Miss A. Nowosad, Miss T. Lambert, Miss C. Schellenberg, Miss E. Strindlund, Mrs. J. Suderman, Miss B. Warshawsky, Miss L. Wood

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Miss A. Berkey, Miss C. Birnie, Mrs. E. Black, Mrs. E. Colyer, Mrs. W. Frehs, Miss M. Gass, M. Hanna, Miss L. Hudon, Miss T. Lambert, Miss P. McManus, Miss K. Pelk, Miss C. Rose, Miss C. Schellenberg, Miss E. Strindlund, Miss W. Templeman, Miss M. Wright

Photos & Coordinates

Harrow School

Harrow School (July 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85793, W97.15626
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harrow School No. 464 (Municipality of Riverdale)

Sources:

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 August 1952, page 3.

“Trustees list more changes in Principals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1952, page 3.

“City school gets name, crest, and motto of Harrow,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1953, page 3.

“Tenders for school building,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1955, page 38.

“2 new city schools open, total cost tops $300,000,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 1953, page 3.

“Board names new principals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1963, page 16.

“Farenhurst to head Aberdeen School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1968, page 6.

“School chiefs named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1979, page 18.

“Mother vows to fight grade 2 son’s suspension from school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 April 1987, page 3.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 July 2020

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