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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s School (St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg)

Administered by Catholic educators, St. Mary’s School was located in downtown Winnipeg where the Delta Hotel stands today at St. Mary Avenue and Hargrave Street, one block east of Alexandra School. Architect Samuel Hooper supplied the design. Completed in 1904, the school closed in 1968. A fire on 28 November 1969 sealed its fate and the building was demolished in 1971.

Noteworthy alumni of St. Mary’s School include grain merchant William Richard Bawlf and politician Francis Laurence “Bud” Jobin.

Postcard view of St. Mary’s School and Church

Postcard view of St. Mary’s School and Church (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0005

Postcard view of St. Mary’s School

Postcard view of St. Mary’s School (circa 1912)
Source: Rob McInnes, WP1300

St. Mary’s School

St. Mary’s School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89000, W97.14355
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexandra School (Edmonton Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carlton School / South Central School (Graham Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s Academy (Academy Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s School No. 451 (RM of Riding Mountain West)


This page was prepared by Reid Dickie and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2020

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