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Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Felsendorf School No. 1096 (RM of Armstrong)

The North Felsendorf School was built around 1901 as part of the Felsendorf School District. A second school, named South Felsendorf, was built southeast of this site. The schools were closed in 1957 due to low enrollment and the remaining students went to Park School at Meleb. In April 1967, the district was formally merged into Evergreen School Division No. 22.

The former schoolhouse was sold and moved to a yard at SE22-19-3E where it was renovated into a garage, with a garage door cut into its long side and a lean-to built on its west side. The roof was re-shingled a few years ago, the siding is in good condition, and the ceiling is pressed tin. Vandals have removed blackboards and broken windows, which are now boarded up.

Among the teachers of North Felsendorf School was William P. Solypa.

North Felsendorf School and Class

North Felsendorf School and Class (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 53.

The former North Felsendorf School building

The former North Felsendorf School building (no date)
Source: RM of Gimli, Heritage Buildings Inventory

The former North Felsendorf School building

The former North Felsendorf School building (December 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

The former North Felsendorf School building

The former North Felsendorf School building (December 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.67004, W97.13402
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Felsendorf School No. 1096 (RM of Armstrong)

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.

Heritage Building Inventory, Rural Municipality of Gimli, page 46.

We thank Tyyne Petrowski and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 December 2020

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