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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris School No. 29 (157 Lucinda Street, Morris)

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The Morris School District was formally established in March 1876 and a school building operated in the Town of Morris. In 1908, a new two-storey school building was designed by Winnipeg architect W. W. Blair and constructed using bricks made by the Morris Brick Manufacturing Company. After the 1950 Red River flood, the school was renovated into a fourplex residential building.

Principals

Period

Principal

1907-1908

J. H. Hutchison

1908-1909

Edward Alfred Hemsworth (1872-1955)

1909-1910

Walter Gard Jose (1878-1948)

1910-1912

?

1912-1913

John William Lawbe Doubleday (1867-1938)

1913-1914

Floyd Bowen

1914-1915

Elizabeth Rowan

1915-1917

?

1917-1919

Annie L. Rutherford

1919-1920

C. M. Bean

1920-1921

G. E. Porter

1921-1922

George Wesley Darnell White (1891-1947)

1922-1923

H. A. Newell

1923-1945

Otto Brown Cossitt (c1876-1964)

1945-1947

John Sigfus Helgason (?-1978)

1947-1950

Wesley Sterling McGill (1904-1986)

After 1950

See Morris Consolidated School

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Morris School was William Nelson Harvey.

Photos & Coordinates

Morris Public School

Morris Public School (circa 1908)
Source: Education Department Report, 1908, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Postcard view of Morris Public School

Postcard view of Morris Public School (circa 1911)
Source: Rob McInnes, MN0004.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35310, W97.36788
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris Primary School (159 Main Street South, Morris)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris Consolidated School (Rebecca Street, Morris)

Manitoba Organization: Morris-Macdonald School Division School District No. 19

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

We thank Rob McInnes, Nathan Kramer, Ralph Groening, and Lois Braun for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 August 2020

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