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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Orange Ridge School No. 578 (RM of Lansdowne)

Orange Ridge School District was established formally in April 1889, and a school building was erected in the southeast quarter of 17-17-14 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne. The district was dissolved in January 1968. As of the early 1990s, the wood frame and stucco building was being used as a private residence but it appeared vacant during a visit in 2012.

Orange Ridge School

Orange Ridge School (no date) by H. Connolly
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 8.

Orange Ridge School

The former Orange Ridge School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 562.

Orange Ridge School

The former Orange Ridge School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Orange Ridge School

Interior of Orange Ridge School (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Orange Ridge School

Orange Ridge School monument with the school building in the background (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.44723, W99.37801
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.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2015

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