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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lansburne School No. 806 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Lansburne School District was established formally in November 1893 and a school building was erected the following year, in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View. The original schoolhouse was replaced with a new building in the autumn of 1952. It closed in June 1959 and the remaining students went to Foxwarren Consolidated School No. 525. The district was dissolved in 1960. The building was used for a time as a community centre. At the time of a site visit in 2011, it stood vacant, along with a commemorative monument nearby.

The teachers of Lansburne School included Miss Kemp (1896), Miss H. Johnston (1897), Miss M. Douglas (1898), Mr. A. E. Harris (1899), Annie Heuhnichen (1899-1905), Mamie Manwaring (1905-1907), Ethel Buckley (1907-1909), Mae S. Doig (1909-1910), Miss J. Jones (1910-1911), Miss E. Foreman (1911), Miss B. Chisholm (1911-1912), Miss H. Winstone (1913-1914, 1916-1917), Miss Nixon (1914-1915), Miss A. Hodgson (1915-1916), Miss Ingemundsen (1917-1918), Miss M. Lamb (1918), Miss A. Jones (1919), Wesley Denstedt (1919), Miss R. Spurway (1920), Miss A. Lindsay (1921), Miss H. Gould (1922-1925), Wilma Fisher (1925-1928), Ester McDonald (1928), Miss Thornton (1928-1929), Doris Anderson (1930), Ruby Workman (1930-1936), Georgina McLeod (1937), Mary Cooper (1937-1939), A. W. Lewarton (1940), Winona Wotton (1940), Verla Tibbatts (1941-1942), Vida Butler (1942-1945, 1955-1956), Lois Bastard (1945-1946), Florence Badger (1946-1947, 1948-1949), Mary McDonald (1947), Miss H. Choptiuk (1949-1950), Nydia Wonitoway (1950-1952), Agnes Brodie (1952-1953), Nadia Nahirick (1953-1954), Joyce Bamford (1954-1955), Lois Lundy (1956-1957), and R. Cahoon (1957-1959).

Lansburne School

Lansburne School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 3.

The former Lansburne School building

The former Lansburne School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 148.

Lansburne School commemorative monument and building

Lansburne School commemorative monument and building (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Exterior view of the former Lansburne School building

Exterior view of the former Lansburne School building (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior view of the former Lansburne School building

Interior view of the former Lansburne School building (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Basement of the former Lansburne School building

Basement of the former Lansburne School building (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.56543, W101.00053
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

The Fox’s Tale: The History of Foxwarren and the Consolidated School District #525 by Foxwarren and District History Book Committee, 1989, pages 58-60.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2020

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