Historic Sites of Manitoba: Britannia School No. 1517 (361 Hampton Street, Winnipeg)
Designed by local architect E. D. Tuttle and built in 1910, the original six-room brick and stone school was expanded with another twelve classrooms two years later. Other additions and an annex were built in the 1950s and 1961. The school closed in June 1979 and was later demolished, its function being replaced by the nearby Stevenson-Britannia School. As of 2013, the annex is still standing and used as a daycare facility.
Among the other teachers who worked at Britannia School through the year were William H. Van Sickle and Sadie B. Gillies (circa 1932).
Photos & Maps
“New head of school appointed,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 June 1916, page 19.
“Address List, Municipal School District of St. James No. 7,”St. James Assiniboia School Division.
“Britannia School official opening for Thursday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 1961, page 3.
“It’s Rule Britannia in St. James Friday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1962, page 3.
“Doors of old Britannia School to be closed at end of school term,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1979, page 147.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 December 2015
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