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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Park School No. 1491 (RM of Armstrong)

The Park School District was established in April 1909 and a one-room schoolhouse was constructed at this site, SW17-20-3E in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong. It opened for classes in 1913, teaching classes in grades 1 to 8, and grade 9 by correspondence. Student enrollment peaked in 1925-1926 at 50. By 1959, responsibility for education in the senior grades had been taken over by the Evergreen School Division, and it took over all remaining grades in 1966. The former school building was sold and moved one-quarter mile north where it was used for storage. The school district was dissolved in 1967. A commemorative monument at the original school site was unveiled on 7 July 1990.

Among the teachers who worked at Park School were William Mondryk, Mr. Jenkins, William Jerowsky, William Sklepkowich, and Edward Poworoznick (1960-1965).

Park School and teacherage

Park School and teacherage (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 127.

The former Park School building

The former Park School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 91.

Site of the former Park School

Site of the former Park School (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Park School commemorative monument

Park School commemorative monument (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.71425, W97.15765
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Park School / West Ward School (Lorne Avenue, Brandon)


A History of Education in the Evergreen School Division by John C. Gottfried, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1965.

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 Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2020

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