Historic Sites of Manitoba: Prince Charles School (2177 Springfield Road, RM of Springfield)
Located in the North Springfield School District, the Prince Charles School was built to replace the North Transcona School / Beaman School. The district acquired this three-acre site in 1950 from Frances J. Patterson and Thomas Patterson and a school was built in 1952 by the Watchler Manufacturing Company of Winnipeg. It was opened officially on 29 August 1952 at a ceremony led by local notable Thomas R. George, with guests including Education Minister W. C. Miller, Deputy Education Minister R. O. MacFarlane, Administrative Officer B. Scott Bateman, and School Inspector C. J. Muller, Reeve S. G. Smith, Councillor Matheson, School District Chairman C. L. Holland, School Trustee B. Staszenski, and Secretary-Treasurer S. Maslovsky. The school was closed in 1968, sold, and converted into a private residence.
Photos & Coordinates
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Springfield, 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973, Dugald Women’s Institute.
“Two schools opening Friday in Transcona,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 1952, page 7.
“Transcona to open two schools Friday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 August 1952, page 15.
We thank Audrey Bodnaruk (Springfield Archives) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 14 May 2021