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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riverside School No. 276 (RM of Whitewater)

The Riverside School District was organized formally in June 1883 and a school building was erected around 1885 on the northwest quarter of 9-6-19 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Whitewater. It was dissolved in 1962 and remaining students went to Minto Consolidated School No. 1174. The original building, still at the former school site and including an oil-fueled furnace in an attached room, is now a municipally designated historic site. Its floor has suffered considerable structural damage and the building is open to the elements.

Among the teachers who worked at Riverside School were James E. Scarrow (1931-1934) and Phyllis Leadbeater Clark.

Riverside School

Riverside School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 12.

Riverside School

Exterior of the former Riverside School building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Riverside School

Interior of the former Riverside School building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.47073, W99.99179
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


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.

Riverside School, NW 9-6-19W, Minto area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Manitoba Permit Teachers of World War II, compiled by Louisa Loeb, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press Ltd., 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2015

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