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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lauder School No. 779 (Lauder, Municipality of Grassland)

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The Lauder School District was established formally in May 1893 and a one-room, wood frame schoolhouse operated in the village of Lauder in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. In 1912, the original building was replaced by a brick structure and the wooden school was used as a community hall. In April 1920, it was consolidated with Grand Pre School No. 714 to form Lauder Consolidated No. 779. At the time of a 2011 site visit, the first wood school and the second brick school were both standing at the site, but the older building was demolished in early 2015.





T. N. Blakely


W. G. McIntyre


A. G. McIntyre


Alberta Logan


A. E. Ross


Leslie E. Grace


George Andrew Duncan (1890-1975)


William James Rodgers (1891-1970)


Isabel Brandon


Inez A. Hill


Gladys H. Hines


F. A. Ross


Janet Louisa May More (1896-1986)


Gladys H. Hines


Annie Alice Stewart


Robert McIlroy Cross (?-1984)


Elsie K. Gardner


Joseph Edwin Murphy (1897-1973)


Eldred George Miller (1906-1995)


Beulah Beryl McNevin (1896-1963)


Elizabeth Johannovna Penner


Gerald Leslie Wilson


Joan Frances Pettipher


George William Leonard


Frank Donald Dobyns


William Charles Talman


Ivan McBurney


Leo Joseph Peloquin (1934-2011)


Francis William North


Among the other teachers of Lauder School were Miss Belle Hunter (1893-1894), Clarence C. Stewart (1895), Mr. Belton (1896), Mr. W. J. Anderson (1897), Miss Agnes Brown (1899-1901), Mr. Nicol (1902), Miss Graham (1904), Mr. T. N. Blakely (1905-1906), Miss M. Affleck (1907), Miss B. Maude Bradshaw (1907-1908), Annie Edith Morrow (1908-1912), C. M. Wilson (1912-1913), Olive V. Falconer (1914), Miss G. E. Bride (1914-1915), Miss Olive McRobert (1915-1918), Maisie L. Seebach (1917-1918), Evelyn A. Fisher, Janet L. More (1920-1921), Jean E. Morrison (1921-1922), Alice M. Jordan (1922-1925), M. M. Stewart (1925), Jessie M. Morrison (1926), Florence Fahey (1927-1928), Teressa M. Johnson (1926-1945), Kathleen Chapman (1928-1935), M. McRorie (1934-1935), Stella Annie Douglas (1935-1937), Christina Fraser (1945), Frances Annie Chandler (1946), Clara Alma Beswitherick (1946-1947), Harry Ladobruk (1947-1949), Freda Couling (1949-1950), Sonia Popowich (1950-1952), Irene C. F. Patterson (1952), Laurence Robert Ratcliffe (1953), Martha Myrtle Dennison (1953-1971), Janice Roberta More (1971-1972).

Photos & Maps

Lauder School

The original Lauder School (circa 1908) by Winnipeg Photo Company
Source: The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, A History of Lauder by Gordon G. Phillips.

Lauder School

The original Lauder School, later used as a community hall, demolished in early 2015 (1975)
Source: The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, A History of Lauder by Gordon G. Phillips.

Lauder School

Postcard view of Lauder School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0079

Lauder School

Lauder School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 125.

Lauder School

Lauder School (July 1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Lauder 5.

Lauder School

The former Lauder School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 203.

Lauder School

The former Lauder School building (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.39068, W100.67467
denoted by symbol on the map above


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, A History of Lauder by Gordon G. Phillips, 1970s.

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.

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: 10 January 2017

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