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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Langside School No. 230 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

The Langside School District was established in April 1884 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE12-3-3E in the Rural Municipality of Franklin, on two acres of land donated by local farmer James Lang, for whom the district was named. The original structure was replaced in 1905 by a second school building.

After the school closed in June 1958, its students went to Arnaud Consolidated School or Green Ridge School. The district was dissolved in 1964 and its area became part of the Boundary School Division. The former school building was used for a time as a granary but, at the time of a site visit in 2012, it was gone.

Among the teachers who worked at Langside School were Garnet Coulter (1902-1903), Elizabeth Greene, Nina Waddel, Lottie Laveen, Roberta Drake, Eunice Cuthbert, H. Zado, Margaret Lamont, Margaret Rowan, Jean Campbell, Beatrice Oatway, Miss Hall, Laura Krisjansen, Shirley Battman, Myrtle Hassett, Jean King, Katie Janzen, Rita King, Katherine Friesen, and Elise Dyck.

Langside School

Langside School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 81.

The former Langside School building

The former Langside School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 410.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.20668, W97.06278
denoted by symbol on the map above


Emerson East topographic map, 62H/3 East, Edition 2 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Arnaud Through the Years by Arnaud Historical Society, 1974. [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.

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: 26 March 2021

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