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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexandra School (College Avenue, Brandon)

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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

Period

Principal

1906-c1910

Miss Janie McQueen

c1910-c1912

Ed A. Lynch

c1912-1913

George Hunter (1873-1952)

1914-1916

Jonas Thorlaksson Jonasson (1890-1978)

1916-1922

Clarence Moore (1884-1977)

1922-c1930

Gabriel R. Rowe (1897-1968)

c1930-c1936

William W. Crosby

c1936-1966

William Arthur Wood (?-1978)

1966-1974

Henry Theodore Nordin (1905-1983)

Teachers of Alexandra School

Among the teachers who worked at Alexandra School was Mrs. I. Shobrook (1958-1959).

Photos & Maps

Alexandra School

Alexandra School (circa 1908)
Source: Education Department Report, 1908, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Alexandra School

Alexandra School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 134.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.83786, W99.95326
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Sources:

“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: 5 October 2014

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