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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Raymond School No. 782 (RM of Ste. Anne)

The St. Raymond School District was organized formally around 1893 and a school building was erected on the southwest quarter of 33-7-7 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne. The school building was a unique design incorporated living quarters for the teacher above the classroom on the main floor. The school closed around 1967 and the remaining students went to Ste. Anne Consolidated School No. 2379. As of 2019, the building still stood at the site but it has suffered significant structural deterioration, with the floor of the teacherage collapsing into the classroom.

St. Raymond School

St. Raymond School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 125.

The former St. Raymond School building

The former St. Raymond School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1208.

Exterior of the former St. Raymond School building

Exterior of the former St. Raymond School building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. Raymond School building, with collapsing floor of the teacherage on the second floor

Interior of St. Raymond School building, with collapsing floor of the teacherage on the second floor (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former St. Raymond School building

The former St. Raymond School building (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61091, W96.58467
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.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2019

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