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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cloverdale School No. 577 (RM of St. Andrews)

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The Cloverdale School District was organized formally in April 1889 and a school building operated at NW4-14-4W in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews. Around 1904, a new one-room schoolhouse was built on the original site and, in 1923, a second room was added for high school classes. The third school building, a two-classroom configuration, was constructed in 1951, with grades 1 to 6 in one room and grades 7 to 11 in the other. It closed in 1967 as jurisdiction for the area became the responsibility of the Lord Selkirk School Division. The two-classroom school building stood vacant at the site until the spring of 2013 when it was demolished.

Principals

Period

Principal

1925-1927

Helen M. Dawson

1927-1929

Florence R. Aldridge

1929-1938

Robert Alexander Laurie (c1899-1953)

1938-1939

Teresa Moloney (1899-1983)

1939-1942

Robert Octavius Picken “Barney” Bolton (1907-1985)

1942-1944

Lillian E. Campbell

1944-1945

Gudrun Palson

1945-1946

?

1946-1947

Peter Frederick Kutcher (1918-2013)

1947-1952

?

1952-1953

William Esau

1953-1954

?

1954-1956

Sidney N. Tether

1956-1959

W. J. Cook

Teachers

Among the teachers of Cloverdale School were Miss Cornish (1919), Peter Loutit (1920), Audrey Linklater (1934-1938, 1952-1955), Miss Winter (1950s), Mrs. Cheslock (1967), and Mr. Chezick (1967).

Photos & Maps

Cloverdale School

Cloverdale School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 90.

Cloverdale School

The Cloverdale School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Cloverdale School

The interior of Cloverdale School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Cloverdale School

The interior of Cloverdale School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Cloverdale School

Site of the former Cloverdale School (May 2013)
Source: Lorraine Barnett

Site Location (lat/long): N50.16628, W97.00174
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.

Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]

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 Audrey Blommaert and Lorraine Barnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2015

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