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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wicklow School No. 2007 (Municipality of Grandview)

The Wicklow School District was organized formally in July 1919 and a school building operated on the northeast quarter of 22-26-24 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Grandview. Classes as well as local meetings, church services, Sunday School, and community picnics and concerts were held here. The first teacher was May Brewster and the first trustees were C. B. McLean, W. M. Crossley, and R. Kendrick. The longest-serving teacher was Florence Harkness, who taught from 1923 to 1934, and from 1963 to 1967.

The school closed in 1967 and its remaining students went to Grandview Consolidated School No. 2447. The building still stands at the site, now renovated into a private residence. A nearby monument was dedicated on 3 August 1995 to the pioneers, teachers, and students of Wicklow School.

Wicklow School

Wicklow School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 76.

Wicklow School

Wicklow School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 76.

The former Wicklow School building, now a private residence

The former Wicklow School building, now a private residence (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Wicklow School commemorative monument

Wicklow School commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.27277, W100.74273
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.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1995-1996, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 38.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2018

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