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In August 1913, a school was established in Pointe du Bois that had formed around the hydroelectric power generating station built here. Destroyed by fire in 1942, it was replaced a modern brick structure designed by Winnipeg architect A. E. Cubbidge. Named John G. Glassco School in honour of early power engineer John G. Glassco, the school closed in 1981. The building was used for administrative offices by Winnipeg Hydro (later absorbed into Manitoba Hydro).
Photos & Coordinates
The original Pointe du Bois School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 18.
Postcard view of the second Pointe du Bois School, built between 1942 and 1943 (circa 1951)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0020
The former John G. Glassco School building (September 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
The former John G. Glassco School building (October 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.29786, W95.55133
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: John Girdlestone Glassco (1879-1948)
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 March 2020
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