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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norris School No. 1207 (RM of Rockwood)

The Norris School District was organized formally in November 1902 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at the southwest corner of SE11-17-1E in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood. The district was dissolved in 1964 and its catchment area became part of the Teulon Consolidated School District and later the Interlake School Division. The former school building was used for a time as a community centre. It was still standing at the time of a June 2019 site visit.

Norris School

Norris School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 77.

Former Norris School building

Former Norris School building (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Norris School building

Former Norris School building (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the former Norris School building

Interior of the former Norris School building (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.43355, W97.35578
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Norris School District No. 1207], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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 Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2019

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