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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Allenvale School No. 2224 (Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman)

The Allenvale School District was organized formally in August 1930. It operated a one-room wood frame school building on land donated by Fred Allen, on the northeast quarter of 18-36-24 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman. It closed in 1967. The concrete foundation of the building is still present at the site, along a commemorative monument.

Some of the teachers who worked at Allenvale School included Vera Fraser (1931), Florence Johnson, Iris Palowski (1949-1950), and L. Ash (1966-1967).

Allenvale School

Allenvale School (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 118.

Foundation of the former Allenvale School building

Foundation of the former Allenvale School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Allenvale School commemorative monument

Allenvale School commemorative monument (July 2016)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N52.09438, W100.87063
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Alan Mason.

Page revised: 4 February 2021

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