Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tuxedo School No. 1709 / Tuxedo School No. 1 (Winnipeg)
The Tuxedo School District was organized formally in January 1914 and a schoolhouse was constructed near the Canada Cement plant, in what is now the Linden Woods suburb of Winnipeg. When the district opened another facility, Tuxedo School No. 2 (later Tuxedo Park School), this site then became known as Tuxedo School No. 1. Classes were held here until June 1954. This school was not opened for the 1954-1955 school year owing to low enrollment and was not re-activated. In November 1955, the district put the building up for sale (and removal from the site).
Among the teachers of Tuxedo School No. 1 were D. M. McDougall (1915), Perley A. Murphy (1915), W. Frank Bevell (1915), S. Abrahamson (1916), Mary Abrahamson (1916), O. N[H?]. Brown (1916), and Stefan Bjorgvin Stefansson (1916, 1916-1954).
Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.
School District Formation Files (E 0027), Tuxedo School District No. 1709, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Tuxedo School District No. 1709 [Tuxedo School & Tuxedo Park School Daily Registers / School Division No. 3] - Daily Registers, GR10356, Archives of Manitoba.
“Classroom jam faces seven school districts [Tuxedo School enrolment down],” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1954, page 3.
“Tenders [... for purchase of Tuxedo School No. 1],” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1955, page 22.
Obituary [Stefan Bjorgvin Stefansson (1889-1971)], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1971, page 36.
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.
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