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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
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No. 89

AGM 2019
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crystal City School No. 107 (Crystal City, Municipality of Louise)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Crystal City School District was established formally in November 1880, in Crystal City, in what is now the Municipality of Louise. A two-storey brick school building was erected in 1898 on a design by Brandon architect W. H. Shillinglaw. In 1917, it was supplemented by a one-storey brick structure nearby. The older building was later demolished but the other one still stands and, as of 2013, is still being used for storage. In April 1958, it became Crystal City Consolidated School.

Principals

Period

Principal

?

David James Wright (1861-1925)

1896-1899

Theophilus Grant Finn (1865-1934)

1899-1900

W. T. D. Lathwell

1900-1902

W. J. Russell

1902-1903

William Joseph Parr (1867-1943)

1903-1906

Harry Harvey Greenway (1879-1906)

1906-1907

Francis Henry “Frank” Belton (1869-1936)

1907-1908

William Randolph Cottingham (1884-1948)

1908-1910

W. J. Russell

1910-1912

?

1912-1913

Earl Augustus Ross (1890-?)

1913-1916

James Tod (1869-1930)

1916-1920

Mary M. Dawson

1920-1928

Edgar Burgess

1928-1938

James Ogel Beckstead (1883-1985)

1938-1939

?

1939-1946

John Clayton Stewart (1906-1990)

1946-1953

Robert Stanley “Stan” McGill (1909-1994)

1953-1954

F. Kanuka

1954-1955

Doris Irene Penstock Greenshields

1955-1956

C. Bergen

1956-1957

M. Macdonald

1957-1959

George Jackson Strang (1934-2000)

1959-1961

John William Milner

1961-1964

R. Gopaul

1964-1971

Leo J. McGinn (1933-2014)

Teachers

Among the teachers who worked at Crystal City School was Allin J. Pybus.

Photos & Maps

Postcard view of the Crystal City School

Postcard view of the Crystal City School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0273

Crystal City Schools

Crystal City Schools (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 35.

The former Crystal City School building

The former Crystal City School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 614.

The former Crystal City School building

The former Crystal City School building (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.14383, W98.94892
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

“Crystal City, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 26 June 1911, Archives of Manitoba.

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 Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2018

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