Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jameswood School (1 Braintree Crescent, Winnipeg)
Designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Smith Carter and Katelnikoff, and built by the M. Natch Construction Company, this 18-room elementary school was completed as part of a $540,000 building program which also included an expansion to Silver Heights School. When opened officially at a ceremony on 29 October 1958, by School Board Chairman A. H. Conklin, this St. James - Assiniboia School Division facility supported the new 430-residence Jameswood Park military housing development and primarily hosted the children of personnel stationed at the nearby Royal Canadian Air Force No. 17 Wing. Six classrooms and a gymnasium were added in 1967 by the local firm of Ward and Macdonald. Now known as the Jameswood Alternative School, it hosts grades 9-12.
Photos & Coordinates
“Vote Wednesday on St. James schools bylaw,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1957, page 15.
“Tender notice for schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1957, page 37.
“RCAF men, families in full occupancy of Jameswood Park,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1958, page 13.
“St. James - Assiniboine School Board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1993, page A11.
We thank Mari-Jean Nachtigall (St. James-Assiniboia School Division) and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 December 2022