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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Purple Hill School No. 487 (RM of Brenda)

The Purple Hill School District was established formally in February 1887 and a school building was erected at SW18-4-24W in the Rural Municipality of Brenda. It operated until 1959 when the district was dissolved, and remaining students went to Medora Consolidated School No. 493. The frame school building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it. Some records for the school are held at the Antler River Museum in Melita. As of 1986, the former school building was being used for storage at NW35-3-25W.

Purple Hill School

Purple Hill School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 70.

Purple Hill School

The former Purple Hill School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 178.

Purple Hill School

Purple Hill School monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.29640, W100.71432
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 Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2014

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