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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Layland School No. 2090 (RM of Portage la Prairie)

The Layland School District was organized in November 1921, and a one-classroom wood frame school building operated at SE2-10-6W in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. It closed in 1964, after which the site were sold and the building was renovated into a private residence.

Among the teachers who worked at Layland School were Hugh Boyce (1926), Sadie Pongoski Barker, Mrs. Springer, Lena Jackson, Alice Pickard, Lorraine Fox, Myrtle Franklin, Mrs. Dresser, and Evelyn Joyce Bergson.

Layland School

Layland School (no date) by A. B. Fallis
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 92.

Layland School

The former Layland School (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1063.

Layland School

The former Layland School building (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.80271, W98.17177
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.

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

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.

Rural Schools of Portage la Prairie School Division #24 by Muriel Wright, 1996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2015

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