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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. George School (151 St. George Road, Winnipeg)

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Built between 1954 and 1955 to relieve overcrowding at Norberry School and Fernwood School in the St. Vital School Division, this Winnipeg school was completed around March 1955 but did not open its doors for students until 25 May 1955 on account of muddy roads that prevented the delivery of furniture. Within two years, the 14-classroom school was expanded with four more classrooms and a four-classroom-sized assembly room as part of a $240,000 expansion. In 1961, another six classrooms were added based on the work of local architect John Alexander Chivers, with renovations in 1966 on designs of Etienne J. Gaboury.

Principals

Period

Principal

1955-1957

John Lawrence Thistlethwaite (1916-2012)

1957-1958

David Alexander “Dave” Downie (1921-2014)

1958-1965

Robert Ross Smith (1913-2006)

1965-1972

Alex Boyes

1972-2005

?

2005

Greg Meade

2005-2014

?

2014-?

Barb Schwab

Teachers (partial list)

No information.

Photos & Maps

St. George School

St. George School (early 1970s)
Source: Beau Hajavitch

St. George School

St. George School (April 2015)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84843, W97.10445
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“School opens after muddy delay,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1955, page 3.

“Tender Notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1955, page 50.

“St. Vital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1955, page 4.

“Tenders for school building St. Vital School Division No. 6,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1961, page 36.

“Notice of tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1966, page 16.

“Fellowship advisers named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1969, page 4.

“Boyes named superintendent,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1972, page 19.

“St. George School turns 50 with week of activities,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 2005, page B6.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

We thank Beau Hajavitch for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 November 2016

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