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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sir John Franklin School (386 Beaverbrook Street, Winnipeg)

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Sir John Franklin School was designed by local architect J. N. Semmens and built in 1921 by day labourers under the supervision of the Sutherland Construction Company, along Grosvenor Avenue, between Beaverbrook and Lanark streets. Total construction cost was $52,000. Opened it the fall of 1921, in October the school was named in commemoration of Arctic explorer John Franklin.

Prior to its construction, students attended Julia Clark School on the grounds of the Children’s Home. When completed, student enrollment at the one-storey, five-classroom structure increased through the 1920s and 1930s, necessitating additions in 1934 and 1951. By June 1987, however, enrollment had dwindled sufficiently that the school was closed by the Winnipeg School Board. The building was demolished in late Fall of 1991 and its former site has been maintained as a community green space.

Principals

Period

Principal

1921-1922

Frank Crossley Davey (1894-1982)

1922-1923

Margaret Euphemia Monteith (1884-1978)

1923-1942

Mary Carson Thomson (1881-1967)

1942-1947

Morag Kathrina Lorimer Harpley (1895-1991)

1947-1948

Myrtle Lucinda Johnston Campbell (1902-1978)

1948-1954

Margaret Katherine McKinnon (1909-1996)

1954-1961

Hannah Eleanor Fisher (1901-1996)

1961-1964

Frank Eugene Hughes (?-1978)

1964-1967

Naomi L. Hersom (1927-2008)

1967-1969

Edward Maza

1969-1970

Miss Anna Phillips

1970-1973

Natalie “Nellie” Sozansky (1920-2009)

1973-1974

?

1974-1975

Joe Scott

1975-1979

?

1979-1980

Judy C. Hill

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1921-1922

?

1922-1923

M. I. Douglas, Mrs. M. Thompson

1923-1924

M. I Douglas

1924-1925

N. Connacher, M. I. Douglas

1925-1926

G. I. Atkins, M. I. Douglas

1926-1927

G. I. Atkins, M. I. Douglas

1927-1928

G. I. Atkins, M. Connacher, M. I. Douglas

1928-1929

G. Bradley, R. G. Brown, M. Reekie

1929-1930

M. Reekie

1930-1931

Rhoda Brown, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie

1931-1932

R. B. Altman, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie

1932-1933

R. B. Altman, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie

1933-1934

R. B. Altman, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie

1934-1935

R. B. Altman, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie

1935-1936

R. B. Altman, E. Macfie, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie

1936-1937

R. B. Altman, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie, E. Spencer

1937-1938

R. B. Altman, A. McGreevy, M. Reekie, E. Spencer

1938-1939

M. Reekie, I. V. Stewart, E. Spencer

1939-1940

A. McGreevy, M. Reekie, E. Spencer, I. V. Stewart

1940-1941

A. McGreevy, M. Reekie, E. Spencer, I. V. Stewart

1941-1942

M. Reekie, W. McGregor, N. Mooney

1942-1943

M. W. Greer, Nora Mooney, M. Reekie

1943-1944

Nora Mooney, M. Reekie, J. Rusk

1944-1945

Nora Mooney, J. Rusk

1945-1946

G. M. Kendrick, L. Langford, Nora Mooney, J. Rusk

1946-1947

H. Fletcher, H. Grainger, A. Hall, L. Langford, J. Rusk

1947-1948

E. Cortilet, J. Filmore, H. Forbes, H. Forrest, A. Hall, J. Murray

1948-1949

Miss H. Forrest, Mrs. A. Hall, Miss B. M. Hill, Mrs. I. Hubble, Mrs. J. F. Murray, Mrs. D. Wood

1949-1950

Miss C. Campbell, Miss E. H. Chanin, Miss H. Forest, Miss B. Hill, Miss A. J. Mowat, Mrs. J. Murray, Mrs. I. Hubble

1950-1951

Miss H. Forrest, Mrs. I. Hubble, Miss E. Hunter, Miss J. M. McKen, Miss E. Sutherland, Mrs. M. Sundberg, Mrs. B. M. Thompson

1951-1952

Miss M. Black, Miss T. Dolan, Mrs. I. Hubble, Miss E. J. Hunter, Miss R. Joseph, Miss G. Menzies, Miss C. M. Ormond, Miss E. Sutherland, Mrs. B. Thompson

1952-1953

Miss H. Black, Miss C. Campbell, Miss A. G. Faris, Miss M. E. Flanders, Miss H. Forrest, Mrs. I. Hubble, Miss R. Joseph, Mrs. C. McConnell, Mrs. E. Martens, Miss G. Menzies, Mrs. A. R. Nicol, Miss E. Sutherland, Miss L. Turriff

1953-1954

Mrs. P. Ellerington, Miss H. Forrest, Mrs. I. Hubble, Miss R. Joseph, Miss B. Perkins, V. Peters, Miss M. J. Renton, Miss E. Sutherland, Mrs. H. Tokar

1954-1955

Mrs. F. A. Gibson, Mrs. I. Hubble, Miss R. Joseph, Miss B. Perksin, V. Peters, Miss J. Renton, Mrs. J. Kopstein, Miss E. Sutherland, Miss M. R. Wright

1955-1956

Elementary department: Mrs. A. Gibson, Mrs. I Hubble, Mrs. R. M. Hughes, Miss V. Joseph, Mrs. J. Kopstein, Miss B. Perkins, N. Peters, Miss J. Renton, Miss E. Sutherland, Miss R. Wright. Intermediate department: Miss B. Lamond

1956-1957

P. Danyluk, Miss M. E. Foster, Mrs. H. V. Galston, Miss D. Goplin, Mrs. I. Hubble, Mrs. R. Hughes, Miss R. Joseph, Miss A. Kowalson, Miss M. McKinnon, Miss B. Perkins, Miss E. Sutherland, Miss R. Wright

1957-1958

Mr. P. Danyluk, Mrs. O. Fyfe, Mrs. M. Hill, Mrs. I. Hubble, Mrs. R. Hughes, Miss V. Joseph, Miss B. Perkins, Miss R. Wright

1958-1959

Mrs. V. Bermel, Mrs. M. Hill, Mrs. R. Hughes, Miss R. Joseph, Miss G. Malkowsky, L. Penner, Miss B. Perkins, Mrs. L. Smith, Miss R. Wright

1959-1960

Mrs. V. Bermel, Mrs. G. Chafe, Mrs. R. Hughes, Mrs. E. Lewis, Mrs. G. Nedolos, L. Penner, Miss B. Perksin, Miss L. Ushey, Mrs. L. Smith, Miss R. Joseph

1960-1961

Mrs. G. Chafe, Miss P. Joseph, Mrs. R. Hughes, Mrs. E. Lewis, L. Penner, Miss B. Perkins, Mrs. L. Smith, Mrs. J. Suderman, Miss L. Ushey

1961-1962

L. Burdeny, Mrs. G. Chafe, Miss A. Graham, Miss R. Joseph, Mrs. E. Lewis, Mrs. L. Smith, Miss L. Ushey

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

?

1964-1965

L. Burdeny, Miss A. Graham, Mrs. E. Lewis, Miss D. Miller, Mrs. H. Sargeant, Mrs. C. Shuttleworth, Mrs. L. Smith, Mrs. M. Sundberg

1965-1966

L. Burdeny, Miss A. Graham, Mrs. E. Lewis, Mrs. H. Sargeant, Mrs. C. Shuttleworth, Mrs. L. Smith, Mrs. M. Sundberg, Miss D. Miller

1966-1967

Miss A. Graham, Mrs. E. Lewis, Miss D. Miller, Mrs. F. Milne, Mrs. H. Sargeant, Mrs. L. Smith, E. Sinck?, Mrs. M. Sundberg, Mrs. M. Tyler, Miss A. M. Wiebe

1967-1968

Mrs. M. Bastick, Mrs. I. Corroll, Miss A. Graham, Mrs. E. Lewis, Mrs. F. Milne, Mrs. D. Owens, Miss L. Ryman, Mrs. H. Sargeant, Mrs. L. Smith, Mrs. M. Sundberg, Mrs. M. Tyler

1968-1969

Mrs. M. Baxter, Miss H. Compton, Mrs. L. Craven, Mrs. B. Giesbrecht, Mrs. H. Kleiman, Miss B. Law, P. Lutkie, Mrs. M. Monkman, Mrs. M. O’Neil, Mrs. M. Rogers, Mrs. F. Simpson, Mrs. A. Smythe

Photos & Maps

Sir John Franklin School (no date)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86806, W97.19863
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Objection to calling school after soldier [Other schools named; Sir John Franklin],” Manitoba Free Press, 12 October 1921, page 2.

“Santa Claus finds 3,000 more children attending city schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 December 1921, page 2.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 44—Sir John Franklin,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 December 1922, page 4.

“School Board announces 11 changes in principals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1961, page 15.

“Many principals named for Winnipeg schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1970, page 2.

“School posts filled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1973, page 74.

“Majority like idea of school meal plan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1974, page 85.

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

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Sir John Franklin School, Winnipeg School Division History Files.

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

We thank the Winnipeg School Division for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 August 2016

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