Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central School No. 944 (RM of Dufferin)

A monument marks the location of Central School, which was organized in March 1898. A school building was constructed the next year in the southwest quarter of 12-6-5 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. It closed in 1954 when it was consolidated into Carman Consolidated School No. 176.

As of the early 1990s, the former school building sat vacant at SW4-6-5W (about N49.44880, W98.09108).

The former Central School building

The former Central School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 351.

Central School commemorative monument

Central School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Central School commemorative monument

Central School commemorative monument (November 2023)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.45834, W98.02408
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria-Albert School (Ellen Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Central School (Tenth Street, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central Normal School (442 William Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria School (32 Fifth Street SE, Portage la Prairie)


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.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 January 2024

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