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Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Ward School Monument / La Verendrye School (500 Seventh Street NW, Portage la Prairie)

This school on Seventh Street NW in Portage la Prairie was designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Smith Carter Searle and Associates and constructed between 1961 and 1962.

A brick monument at La Verendrye School in Portage la Prairie supports the bell from the former North Ward School nearby.

North Ward School commemorative monument

North Ward School commemorative monument (June 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98433, W98.29578
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Ward School (535 Third Street NW, Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Verendrye School (290 Lilac Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lafortune School No. 1304 / La Verendrye School (Woodridge, RM of Piney)


“Notice of tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1961, page 48.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2022

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