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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Buckleyville School No. 1435 (Municipality of Prairie View)

The Buckleyville School District was established formally in May 1907, and a building was erected in the northeast quarter of 35-16-25 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Prairie View. It closed in 1964 and the district was dissolved the next year, with remaining students going to Birtle Consolidated School No. 132 or Shoal Lake Consolidated School No. 2352. The school building, which was used for a time as a granary, remaine at the site along with a commemorative fieldstone monument at the time of a 2012 visit.

Buckleyville School

Buckleyville School (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 117.

The former Buckleyville School building

The former Buckleyville School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 143.

The former Buckleyville School building and commemorative monument

The former Buckleyville School building and commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Buckleyville School building

The former Buckleyville School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.41713, W100.81885
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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2021

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