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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kleefeld School No. 2160 (Municipality of Rhineland)

The Kleefeld School District was established by Rhineland Municipal Bylaw 346 in December 1926. A one-room schoolhouse operated on the northwest corner of SW34-2-3W in what is now the Municipality of Rhineland. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Plum Coulee Consolidated School District and later the Rhineland School Division. The school was moved to Gnadenthal to provide additional classroom space until 1982, and when no longer needed it was sold to a local farmer for use as a granary. The teacherage was sold and removed from the site and the barn was dismantled. The land was sold to a nearby land owner, but kept under separate title.

Kleefeld School

Kleefeld School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 106.

Kleefeld School

Kleefeld School (no date)
Source: Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre)

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.16855, W97.79579
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.

We thank Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre), Henry Unger, Allan Funk, and J. C. Fehr for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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