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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brickburn Consolidated School No. 998 (Gilbert Plains, Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

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The Brickburn School District was organized formally in March 1899 and a school building was erected in Gilbert Plains (at the time part of the Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains). It was one of the first schools to participate in the school consolidation movement of the early 20th century when, in 1909, it became the Brickburn Consolidated School. It occupied a new two-storey brick building erected in 1910 on a design by architect Joseph H. Bossons.

Principals (High School)

Period

Principal

1905-1917

Joseph Nelson Bell (1870-1946)

1917-1918

E. Moran Macdonald

1918-1919

Irene Benger

1919-1921

William J. Gordon-Scott

1921-1922

George Hindle

1922-1924

Victor Wellington Jenkins (1884-?)

1924-1928

Wilfred Inglis Stewart (1898-1964)

1928-1937

Jonathan Hughes Arnett (1879-1953)

1937-1942

John Bothwell Kines (1898-1985)

1942-1943

Paul I. Robinson (1906-1993)

1943-1951

Arni Kristinson (1883-1969)

1951-1955

Austin Alfred Dale (1911-2003)

1955-1958

Abiah Davies Morgan (1899-1967)

1958-1959

K. G. Breckman

1959-1967

H. I. Dunn

1967-1971

D. Cowling

1971-1973

A. Funk

Principals (Elementary)

Period

Principal

1960-1972

Lloyd S. Smith (1916-2006)

Teachers

Teachers who worked at Brickburn School included R. H. Wellwood, W. G. Bolton, and Agnes S. Crickard (1949).

Photos & Maps

Brickburn School

The original Brickburn School (circa 1909)
Source: Consolidation of Rural Schools in Manitoba, Special Report of the Department of Education for the Year 1912, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Brickburn School

The second Brickburn School building, erected in 1910 (circa 1910)
Source: Consolidation of Rural Schools in Manitoba, Special Report of the Department of Education for the Year 1912, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Brickburn School

Brickburn School with Gilbert Plains War Memorial (1920s) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 37.

Brickburn School

Brickburn School (no date) by A. F. Kerr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 37.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.14950, W100.48636
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gilbert Plains School No. 630 (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Gilbert Plains, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 29 July 1919, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 August 2017

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