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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Millwood School No. 507 (Millwood, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

The Millwood School District was organized formally in April 1887 and a school building was erected at Millwood in the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth. The school closed in 1968. The building was used for a time as a community centre but now appears vacant. A nearby monument commemorates pioneers of the community.

Millwood School

Millwood School (no date) by J. W. Clarke
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 76.

Millwood School

Millwood School (no date)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, 507, HRR4266.

The former Millwood School building

The former Millwood School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Millwood School building

Interior of the former Millwood School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Millwood School building

Interior of the former Millwood School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Millwood School commemorative monument with school building in background

Millwood School commemorative monument with school building in background (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Millwood School commemorative monument with school building in background

Millwood School commemorative monument with school building in background (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.69510, W101.40790
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.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 August 2020

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