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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Comrie School No. 1131 (Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

The Comrie School District was established in July 1901 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW1-26-21W in the Municipality of Gilbert Plains. The district was dissolved in 1967 and its catchment area became part of the Intermountain School Division. The site was sold to a local resident who moved the teacherage to a nearby farm site. The school building was dismantled for its lumber and the barn deteriorated and eventually fell down. Only its concrete foundation was visible at the time of a 2014 site visit.

Among the teachers of Comrie School was Stephen Negrych (1934-1938).

Comrie School

Comrie School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 63.

Concrete foundation of the former Comrie School building

Concrete foundation of the former Comrie School building (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.22160, W100.29685
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.

Country Schools of Gilbert Plains by Barry Randell, 2006.

We thank Ed Arndt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2020

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