Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lloyd George School (McPhillips Street, Winnipeg)
Operated by Old Kildonan School District No. 2102, this schoolhouse was located on the Outer Two Miles of River Lot 13 of the Parish of Kildonan along the west side of McPhillips Street, near what would later become Leila Avenue. The wooden frame building measured around 26 feet by 28 feet and was named after David Lloyd George (British Prime Minister between 1916 and 1922), as was rural school district in Manitoba. Classes here began around the fall 1923. An October 1950 bylaw proposed the schoolhouses relocation to the corner of McPhillips Street and Templeton Avenue (as well as adding a basement and heating system), but was defeated by district voters. As early as April 1953, the district was looking to sell the schoolhouse, though no sale was completed at that time. Lloyd George School closed in the summer of 1958 and was replaced with Templeton School, located at the proposed site of the rejected 1950 bylaw.
Photos & Coordinates
“By Hayden & Co.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 November 1925, page 2.
“Wild Wings [Migrating shore birds],” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 August 1935, page 5.
“Rural Municipality of Old Kildonan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1950, page 26.
“$35,000 bylaw faces Old Kildonan voters,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 1950, page 10.
“St. Boniface, 9 suburbs go to polls tomorrow,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1950, page 3.
“Two money bylaws approved in suburbs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1950, page 1.
“Rural Municipality of Old Kildonan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 June 1951, page 20.
“Rural Municipality of Old Kildonan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1951, page 20.
“Sale of buildings,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1953, page 29.
“Offers to purchase,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 1953, page 42.
School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Old Kildonan School District No. 2102, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Judy McKay for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 9 February 2022