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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Round Lake School No. 1664 (Municipality of Harrison Park)

The Round Lake School District was organized formally in February 1913 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE3-18-19W in what is now the Municipality of Harrison Park. The district was dissolved in 1962 and its catchment area became part of the Erickson Consolidated School District. The former schoolhouse was used for a time as a granary but has stood vacant for over 30 years. It was still standing at the time of a May 2021 site visit.

Among the teachers of Round Lake School was James Irving Bateman.

Round Lake School

Round Lake School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 12.

The former Round Lake School building

The former Round Lake School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 532.

The former Round Lake School building

The former Round Lake School building (May 2021)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Round Lake School building

Interior of the former Round Lake School building (May 2021)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.51337, W100.01103
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

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.

We thank Greg Podruski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2021

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