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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitou Normal School (Main Street, Manitou)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

The Manitou Normal School building in the Village of Manitou was designed by Winnipeg architect Walter Chesterton and erected in 1905 by contractor George Ullyot at a cost of $18,000. For 28 years, the facility was used to train public school teachers until it closed in 1933. Its building was then used as a high school in the Manitou Consolidated School District. It was demolished sometime in the 1990s and the site is now occupied by a hockey rink.

Principals

Period

Principal

1905

William Joseph Cram (1861-1940)

1905-1907

Thomas Martin Maguire (1857-1925)

1907-1909

Benjamin Jones Hales (1868-1945)

1909-1910

Thomas Martin Maguire (1857-1925)

1910-1911

Marshall Hall-Jones (1865-1927)

1911-1931

Joseph William Gordon (1868-1954)

1931-1933

George Wesley Bartlett (1876-1950)

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1905-1906

William Joseph Parr (1867-1943)

1915-1916

William Joseph Parr (1867-1943)

1916

Andrew Willows [Andreas Weidenhammer] (1863-1925)

1917-1919

James Erron Stanley Dunlop (1882-1945)

1920-1921

Theophilus Grant Finn (1865-1934)

1922

William Joseph Parr (1867-1943)

1925

Theophilus Grant Finn (1865-1934)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1905

Miss M. E. Clark (music)

1909

Miss M. E. Clark (music)

1910

Miss M. E. Clark (music)

1912

T. E. Carroll (physical culture), Miss E. G. Clarke (music)

1913

T. E. Carroll (physical culture), Miss E. G. Clarke (music)

1915

T. E. Carroll (physical culture), Miss E. G. Clarke (music), Miss Gayton (drawing, handwork), Asenath Owens (handwork)

1915-1916

T. E. Carroll (physical culture), Miss E. G. Clarke (music), Miss Gayton (drawing, handwork), Asenath Owens (handwork)

1916-1917

Miss E. G. Clarke (music), Miss Gayton (art, handwork), Miss Lonsbrough (handwork), M. F. Pringle (manual training)

1917-1918

J. Carroll, Miss E. M. Creighton (drawing), Miss B. Forrest (handwork), Miss K. E. Pollock (handwork), M. F. Pringle (manual training)

1918-1919

Miss E. M. Creighton (drawing), F. Forrest (handwork), Miss K. E. Pollock (handwork), M. F. Pringle (manual training)

1919-1920

A. B. Irvine (manual training), F. Lawlor (music), Miss K. E. Pollock (handwork), M. Winram (art)

1920-1921

J. B. Fraser (handwork), F. Lewis (drawing), Grace McRae (music), N. M. Spratt (handwork)

1922

E. Anderson (art), Grace McRae (handwork), T. G. Palfrey (manual training), N. M. Spratt (handwork)

1925

G. Maxwell (drawing), C. P. Ritchie (handwork, sewing), D. E. Ritchie (handwork, sewing), Sgt. Tomkins (physical instructor)

Photos & Maps

Manitou Normal School

Postcard of Manitou Normal School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0087

Manitou Normal School

Postcard of Manitou Normal School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0088

Manitou Normal School

Site of the former Manitou Normal School (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.23853, W98.54016
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Normal School

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central Normal School (442 William Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Normal School

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage la Prairie Normal School

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Normal School

Sources:

Public Buildings Erected and Improved by the Government of Manitoba during the Years 1900-1906, Government of Manitoba, December 1906. [Copy at Archives of Manitoba]

In Rhythm With Our Roots: A History of Manitou & Area edited by Haraldine Webb and Diana Vodden, published by the Manitou Centennial Book Committee, 1997, pages 174-178.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Bette Mueller for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2017

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