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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northcote School No. 396 (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

The Northcote School District was established formally in April 1885. The present school building dates from 1906, when a one-room structure was built of concrete blocks, a building material unique to the early twentieth century. It was situated on the northeast corner of 22-3-17 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain. The district was dissolved in January 1967 and the remaining students went to Killarney School No. 252. As of 2013, the building remained on its original site and, at some time in its past, had been converted into a granary.

Among the teachers of Northcote School were Thomas Atkinson (1885), George Monteith, Mrs. M. Arnott (1924), and Mabel Agar.

Northcote School

Northcote School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 40.

Northcote School

The former Northcote School building (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Northcote School

Interior of the Northcote School building (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.23480, W99.67680
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

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.

Reflections: Turtle Mountain Municipality and Killarney, 1882-1982, page 111.

This page was prepared by Glen Suggett and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2017

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