Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexandra School (College Avenue, Brandon)
Designed by local architect Thomas Sinclair, Alexandra School was built in Brandon along College Avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, in 1906. It closed in June 1974 and, the next month, the building was demolished and the new Betty Gibson School was erected on its site, receiving students from the former Park School and McLaren School.
Principals of Alexandra School
Teachers of Alexandra School
Among the teachers who worked at Alexandra School was Mrs. I. Shobrook (1958-1959).
Photos & Maps
“Have full staff of teachers for public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1923, page 1.
“City landmark coming down,” Brandon Sun, 23 July 1974, page 1.
“Thirty years ago,” Brandon Sun, 13 November 2005, page 6.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
We thank Bobbi Jo Panciera, Greg Sigurdson, Catherine Harley, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 November 2014
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