Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa North School No. 232 (Minnedosa)

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By 1909, overcrowding at Minnedosa’s “South School” necessitated the construction of a second school at this location. Built at a cost of $17,230 on a design by Winnipeg architect William Wallace Blair, it was used as an elementary and high school until 1954, when the Crossley Collegiate Institute (precursor of today’s Minnedosa Collegiate) was built nearby. The building was demolished in 1971. A commemorative monument was erected at the site in July 1993.

Noteworthy graduates of the North School include William Harold Fishman.





See Minnedosa South School


Herbert Hanford “Harry” McIntosh (1880-1953)


James Crossley (1886-1970)


Charles Kenneth “Ken” Gorrie (1910-1990)


Jack Hersey Gibson (1917-2009)


Mary M. Macdonald


Keith Edward Malcolm (1930-2017)


H. K. Long


Max P. Schatz


Harold Gilleshammer


Among the teachers of Minnedosa North School were Duane Duff (1952-1953) and Lloyd Stanley Borland.

Photos & Coordinates

Minnedosa High School

Minnedosa High School (circa 1909)
Source: Education Department Report, 1909, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Postcard view of Minnedosa North School

Postcard view of Minnedosa North School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0033.

Minnedosa North School

Minnedosa North School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 81.

Minnedosa North Ward School

Minnedosa North Ward School (1939)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7454, Album 21, Page 71.

Minnedosa North School monument

Minnedosa North School monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Minnedosa North School monument

Minnedosa North School monument (August 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Minnedosa North School monument

Minnedosa North School monument (August 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.25343, W99.84211
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa South School No. 232 (Minnedosa)

Personal Memoirs: Memories of Teaching at Minnedosa North School (1952-1953)


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 Dorothy Brooking for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2023

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