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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Zbruch School No. 1496 (RM of Armstrong)

The Zbruch School District was established formally in April 1909 and a school building operated on the southeast quarter of 20-18-2 east of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong. The original building was later replaced by the present structure. The school closed in 1967 and the building is now used as a community centre.

The original Zbruch School

The original Zbruch School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 128.

The former Zbruch School building

The former Zbruch School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 90.

The former Zbruch School building

The former Zbruch School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Zbruch School building

The former Zbruch School building (May 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Outhouses from the former Zbruch School building

Outhouses from the former Zbruch School building (May 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.55150, W97.28739
denoted by symbol on the map above


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: 1 September 2020

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