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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Point School No. 53 (RM of Morris)

The Union Point School District was formally established in April 1878. A school building operated on River Lot 513 in the Rural Municipality of Morris. It closed in 1960 and the district was dissolved. Henceforth students in this area went to Ste. Agathe Consolidated School No. 2385. The former school building was moved to the St. Joseph Museum. In September 2015, a sign commemorating the school was erected at its original site.

Among the teachers who worked at Union Point School were Janet Turner, Eva Fraser, Etta Jenkins, Harold “Harry” Grills (1891-1900), Edna Lenora Perry (1942-1943), and Mildred Ginn Thompson (1945-1946).

Union Point School

Union Point School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 19.

The former Union Point School building

The former Union Point School building (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey, Union Point.

The former Union Point School building, now at the St. Joseph Museum

The former Union Point School building, now at the St. Joseph Museum (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Union Point School building, now at the St. Joseph Museum

Interior of the former Union Point School building, now at the St. Joseph Museum (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Union Point School commemorative sign

Union Point School commemorative sign (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.51800, W97.23512
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Joseph Museum (St. Joseph, RM of Montcalm)


St. Adolphe East topographic map, 62H/11 East, Edition 2 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Furrows in the Valley: A History of the Municipality and its People compiled by the Morris History Book Committee, edited by Lenore Eidse, 1980.

Aerial photograph A11639-11 [1948], Manitoba Air Photo Library.

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

A Prairie Girl’s Life: The Story of the Reverend Edna Lenora Perry by Edna Lenora Perry, 2014. [Winnipeg Public Library]

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2020

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