Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brooklands “Red School” / Krawchyk School (1921 Pacific Avenue West, Winnipeg)
In 1912, a six-classroom school building was erected at this site in the village of Brooklands by the board of the Brooklands School District No. 1440. Designed by Winnipeg architect E. D. Tuttle and constructed of salmon-red bricks manufactured at the Leary Brick Works. After it was damaged by a tornado in 1921, six more classrooms were added the following year. Known since the early days as the “Red School,” in September 1961 it was renamed Krawchyk School in memory of former District Principal S. N. Krawchyk. Closed in 1997, the building sat empty for over a decade and was demolished in February 2009.
Among the teachers of Brooklands School was Christina E. Forrester.
“Plans for addition to Brooklands School,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 October 1912, page 13.
“Brooklands, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, August 1927, Archives of Manitoba.
A Short History of Brooklands Elementary Schools including Woodsworth, Cressey, Krawchyk, Butterworth, St. James Assiniboia School Division.
“Krawchyk School closing, students moving,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 1997, page 10.
“School’s demise draws crowd,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 2009, page 21.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 March 2018
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