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Historic Sites of Manitoba: H. C. Avery School (10 Marigold Bay, Winnipeg)

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Built by the West Kildonan School District in 1956, this ten-classroom school was designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Kurnarsky & Weinberg. Construction of the frame, concrete, and brick-veneer facility was completed at a cost of $95,599 by the firm of John Miller & Son. A lower construction cost was achieved using a simple rectangular design in conjunction with a single central hallway from which all classrooms were connected, as well as incorporating only standard lumber lengths, eliminating the need for cutting and special sizes. The elementary school was named for H. C. “Harry” Avery as the result of a name-the-school contest.





John Regehr


Kathleen “Kay” Chapman (1903-1998)


Alvin James Wieler


Ernie Kroeger




Cathy Horbas


School Year



Mrs. Thelma Whale (grade 1), Miss Rosemary Warner (grade 1), Mrs. Grace Stratford (grade 2), Mrs. Ethel Anderson (grade 2), Miss Carol Romalis (grade 3), Mrs. Beryl Post (grade 3), Mrs. Harriett Pritchard (grade 4), Mrs. Marina Lawrence (grade 4 & 5), Vladmir Solman (grade 5), Kathleen Chapman (grade 6)

Photos & Coordinates

H. C. Avery School

H. C. Avery School (April 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.93945, W97.14583
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Charles “Harry” Avery (1883-1945)

Memorable Manitobans: Elias A. Weinberg (1909-1959)


“W. K. approves new school costing $9,600 a room,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 1956, page 3.

“Tenders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1954, page 38.

“20,420 pupils for suburbs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 August 1956, page 3.

“Seven Oaks teacher assignments announced,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1960, page 5.

“H. C. Avery tea on Wednesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1964, page 17.

“Ex-Principal will open tea Wednesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1966, page 15.

“Asst. super says goodbye,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly North Edition, 4 December 1988, page 3.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 April 2021

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