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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Albert School No. 152 (RM of Dufferin)

A monument marks the former location of Albert School, which was organized in June 1884. A school building was constructed the next year in the southeast quarter of 10-7-5 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. In 1908, it was replaced by a new building made of red bricks from the Leary Brickyard, at a cost of $1,700. The original school was moved to NE33-6-5W and used as a private residence. The second school was used until 1953 when it was replaced by a wood frame structure, and the brick building was sold to Jim Stow of Graysville who moved it to his farm. The third school closed in January 1968 and its building was moved to the Miami where it was used for a time as a classroom then became part of the Miami Museum.

Among the 60 known teachers of Albert School were Miss Louisa Bridge, Miss McCreary, and Mrs. Mitchell.

The second Albert School building

The second Albert School building (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 53.

The third Albert School building, now at the Miami Museum

The third Albert School building, now at the Miami Museum (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 326.

Albert School commemorative monument

Albert School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.54733, W98.07324
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria-Albert School (Ellen Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Miami Museum (Miami, RM of Thompson)


The Rural Municipality of Dufferin: 1880-1980 compiled and edited by June M. Watson with the assistance of the History Book Committee, Carman: RM of Dufferin, 1982, page 168.

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: 17 February 2019

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