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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Parthenay School No. 1316 (RM of Grey)

The Parthenay School District was established in 1904 in the Rural Municipality of Grey and named in honour of the city of Parthenay, Deux-Sevre, France. A wooden farme school building was erected in 1906 on the southeast corner of SW4-9-7 west of the Principal Meridian. In 1948, it was replaced by new building and the old school was sold and moved to NE13-9-7W (about N49.74606, W98.27951) where it was used as a storage shed. After the consolidation of schools in 1960, the second school building was sold and moved to another site. A monument at the original site was dedicated on 25 September 1999 to the students, parents, teachers and trustees of Parthenay School.

Parthenay School

The first Parthenay School building (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 97.

Parthenay School

The first Parthenay School building, located at N49.74606, W98.27951 (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Parthenay School

Parthenay School monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.70967, W98.35797
denoted by symbol on the map above


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: 6 October 2013

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