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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ottawa School No. 899 (RM of Grandview)

The Ottawa School District was established formally in May 1897. Later that year, a frame school building operated on the southwest quarter of 22-24-24 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Grandview. It was destroyed by fire in 1938.

The present school building was constructed in 1938 and served until closure in 1967. Afterwards, the students in this area were transported by bus to Grandview Consolidated School No. 2447. The former school building was moved to Grandview where it became part of the Watson Crossley Community Museum. A monument at the original site was dedicated in 1990. Also noted on the monument is the Ottawa Hall, that operated between 1918 and 1986.

Ottawa School

The first Ottawa School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 19.

Ottawa School

The second Ottawa School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 19.

Ottawa School

Ottawa School monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Ottawa School

Ottawa School building at Watson Crossley Museum in Grandview (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Ottawa School

Interior of Ottawa School building at Watson Crossley Museum in Grandview (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.08854, W100.76543
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Watson Crossley Community Museum (Grandview)

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 Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2013

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